Analysis Of Philip Zimbardo 's ' The Stanford Prison Experiment '

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Philip Zimbardo is well versed in the field of psychology with over 50 years studying and teaching while holding a PH.D. from Yale University. He is recognized for his famous Stanford Prison experiment and has well over 400 publications. Zimbardo has served as president of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Zimbardo currently lives in San Fransisco with his wife and had three grown children. Craig Haney, who worked as an understudy with Zimbardo, is a psychologist who studies social principals in legal and civil right cases. Haney holds Ph.D. in psychology and a J.D. in law from Stanford University. Haney Currently teaches at University of California Santa Cruz where he teaches students the psychology of law. In the discussion of the Stanford Prison experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo and Craig Haney, one controversial issue has been the justification of morality within the experiment. On one hand, scientists and citizens may agree that the experiment showed proof that humans adapt to evil behavior in animalistic environments. On the other hand, societies most valued psychologists contend that, the experiment was handled in an immoral manner. Others even maintain that there is a spiritual aspect missing in this experiment that can be considered an error in the public eye. According to the University of Stanford and The Stanford Prison Experiment Narrative, written by Philip Zimbardo and Craig Haney, there were 24 subjects who were healthy, smart, and came…

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