Deviance in the Dark — Stuart McMillen

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A classic behavioural psychology experiment. In the 1970s, researchers took eight strangers and shut them inside a dark room for an hour. What happened next?

This comic by Australian cartoonist Stuart McMillen covers the infamous “Deviance in the Dark” experiments conducted by Swarthmore College Department of Psychology’s Ken Gergen and Mary Gergen, published in 1973. Extra scholarly info about Deviance in the Dark is in the text on the extreme right of the comic, beneath the video.

Originally published at on June 19, 2018.



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