Stanford Prison Experiment
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The Stanford Prison Experiment: History’s Most Controversial Psychology Study Turns 40
12. History’s Most Controversial Psychology Study - - - This study is associated to prison reform, conformity, self-improvement, violence, bullying, and hate crime. Since the accusations of the study, Zimbardo has begun to explore the human condition of good/evil. He started the Heroic Imagination Project in hopes to establish the idea of good in people rather than evil.
Stanford prison experiment continues to shock
11. Stanford prison experiment continues to shock - - - The study known for putting ordinary people in positions of power which lead to the extreme cruelty of others. Even forty years after the Stanford prison experiment, this study still continues to trouble and fascinate everyone.
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10. Experiments gone horribly wrong - - - This experiment has become one of the most talked- about experiments for its lack of effectiveness. There are times when experiments don't go as planned, but this one did nothing but cause harm to participants. It's known as one of the experiments that went terribly wrong.
9. The Stanford Prison Experiment and Behavior Modification - - - The Stanford Prison Experiment has become one of psychology's most dramatic and influential illustrations of how good people can be mutated into executioners of evil. The effects of this study are seen in many textbooks, talked about in classroom lectures across nations, and viewed in popular media renditions.
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8.Research Ethics - - - Most find this unethical. In an interview, Zimbardo said that the prison experiment was both ethical and unethical. He said it was ethical because it followed the guidelines of the Stanford human subjects ethics committee and was approved. He said there was no deception, meaning all subjects were debriefed about the 2 weeks. It was unethical because people suffered and others were allowed to inflict pain & humiliation. Zimbardo agrees the study did not end it soon enough.
7.The Whistleblower - - - Zimbardo and Christina Maslach had just started dating when the study began. She saw no change in him until she went down to the basement and saw the prison. When she arrived, she saw prisoners being marched down to the men's room & she got sick to her stomach. She said she couldn't watch, but no one else was having the same problem. She had to have a serious talk with Zimbardo about what he was doing, because he was so blinded by the effects it was having on everyone.
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6. The Superintendent - - - Zimbardo personally took part in the experiment, playing the role of the prison superintendent. The warden of the prison was a researcher as well. When disputes between prisoners and guards got out of hand, the superintendent and warden sometimes overlooked incidents that they shouldn’t have. The guards knew that Zimbardo was watching them, so the lack of feedback from Zimbardo was interpreted as approval.
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5. Guards and Prisoners - - - Zimbardo insisted that all of the guards wore sunglasses as an example of their dehumanization. The guards were also given batons. Zimbardo had several rules that don’t actually occur in prison. Things like blindfolding prisoners. They were also forced to wear women’s clothing, but were not allowed to wear underwear. The prisoners were not allowed to look out windows. Lastly, they weren’t allowed to use their names, only their assigned prison number.
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4. The basement - - - The "prison" was in the basement of Stanford's Psychology Department building. They boarded up the ends of the corridors. For the prison cells, they took the doors off rooms and replaced them with steel bars and cell numbers. At one end of the hall there was an opening that allowed recording. On the opposite side of the cells there was a small closet for solitary confinement, later known as "the hole".
2. Setting Up — Stanford Prison Experiment
3. The participants - - - The study of prison life started out with a group of normal, healthy, males. Half of the boys were randomly assigned to be guards, the other to be prisoners. There were no differences between the boys that were selected to be prisoners and boys selected to be guards.
2. Setting Up — Stanford Prison Experiment
1. Newspaper ad - - - Subjects interested in participating in the study had to answer a local newspaper ad calling for volunteers in a study of the psychological effects of prison life. More than 70 applicants answered the ad. All applicants were interviewed and given personality tests. These steps were in hopes to eliminate candidates with psychological problems, medical disabilities, or a history of crime or drug abuse.
Stanford Prison Experiment: A Student Is Arrested
2. Getting "arrested" - - - Prisoner 8612 explains how he was taken from his home. He said the whole thing was very real. A cop came to his front door and escorted him from his house to the real cop car. He was placed against the car, patted down, and handcuffed. His neighbors were watching, clueless that this was for the experiment.