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  • The Stanford Prison Experiment: Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment

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    normally deem immoral. Several experiments from the field of Social Psychology have demonstrated the fact, even the strongest willed person may succumb to the pressure that others place on them. The ‘power of the situation theories’ explain how several

  • Stanford Prison Experiment

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    ethical or could it be said that ones true colors would show? A group of researchers, headed by Stanford University psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo, designed and executed an unusual experiment that used a mock prison setting, with college students role-playing either as prisoners or guards to test the power of the social situation to determine psychological effects and behavior (1971). The experiment simulated a real life scenario of William Golding’s novel, “Lord of the Flies” showing a decay and

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment

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    In 1971 a group of researchers came together headed by a Stanford University psychologist named Philip Zimbardo performed an experiment called The Stanford Prison Experiment. Using a mock prison setting in the basement of one of the campus buildings at Stanford University, with young college students roleplaying as either a prisoner or guard to determine the psychological effects in a particular social situation. His hypothesis being that social roles can influence and change the behavior of those

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment

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    the 1973 Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo. Zimbardo placed an ad in the newspaper asking for young males to par take in his experiment with in return getting paid $15 a day. Out of 75 volunteers 24 were chosen as participants. Zimbardo randomly selected the males to be either the prisoners or the guards. The prison stimulation was kept as close to real life as possible, Zimbardo converted a basement of the Stanford University psychology building into a mock prison. The Stanford

  • Stanford Prison Experiment

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    would have to be, The Stanford Prison Experiment. Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University conducted an experiment to examine the behaviors and roles of college students within a mock prison setting in 1971. The study overall examined 24 male college students who were considered physically and emotionally healthy and were placed in a prison setting for analyzation. Half of the male students were prisoners, the other half were prison guards, both randomly selected and the experiment occurred in the basement

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment

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    The idea of experimentation of prison life achieved by the Stanford University students was intriguing and the results were interesting. Haney, Banks, and Zimbardo’s study due to a result of their curiosity of the reactions of subjects when placed in prisoner or prison guard roles. Their inspiration for the study was somewhat unclear; however, hypothetically reasoning was placed on determining aspects of the actual reality of incarceration. The experimenters also strived to test the theory on

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment

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    that took place at the prison complex in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Unfortunately, this prison camp was a real depiction of the Stanford Prison Experiment. In October 2003, the 372nd reservists were assigned duty at Abu Ghraib. It was their duty to oversee Iraqis prisoners that were being held at the detention center. The prison was located 20 miles west of Baghdad and was on 280 acres. At one point, the prison held more than 3,800 detainees. The abuse that took place at the prison was horrific, there were

  • The Stanford Prison Experiment, By Philip Zimbardo And The Stanford Prison Experiment

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    The name of the experiment was the Stanford Prison Experiment, a study that was supposed to be for two weeks, lasting only six days. This study was conducted by Philip Zimbardo, a psychologist that taught at the university. Professor Zimbardo wanted to examine how volunteers would react in a simulated prison. Zimbardo and his colleagues put an advertisement in the local paper asking for participants. Then on Sunday, August 17, 1971 twenty-four applicants were placed in a mock prison, set up in the

  • The Milgram Experiment: The Stanford Prison Experiment

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    Corporate Sociology Experiments Valentin Eder Milgram experiment Historical Background One of the most famous studies in psychology was carried out by Stanley Milgram (1963), a psychologist at Yale University, conducted an experiment focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. Milgram started his experiments in 1961, shortly after the trial of the World War II criminal Adolph Eichmann had begun. Eichmann’s defense that he was merely following instructions

  • The Ethics of the Stanford Prison Experiment

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    but learning about the Stanford Prison Experiment has made me question what would really happen if I was there. Would I be the submissive prisoner, the sadistic guard, or would I stay true to myself? As Phillip Zimbardo gave the guards their whistles and billy clubs they drastically changed without even realizing it. In order to further understand the Stanford Prison experiment I learned how the experiment was conducted, thought about the ethical quality of this experiment, and why I think it panned

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