Philip Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment

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Stanford Experiment
They lost their sanity, behavior changed without even realizing when it did, being in a prison can change people, well at least it did in Phillip Zimbardo 's Stanford Prison Experiment. The experiment was instructed by Zimbardo a psychologist at Stanford University, who wanted to learn how people would conform to the roles of being a prisoner and a guard to simulate prison life. Although these boys were actors, not real prisoners or guards their reaction was shocking because they behavior 's changed a lot within six days. Many behaviors that happen in this study could have been activated because of testosterone in men, which can change behaviors when levels rise. Although many changes in behavior, there is an endless possibility
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Stanford study participants should relate to this because as for the guards they took no respect for the prisoners. They were dehumanized like they were trash, the guards began to behave very brutal and apparently they began to enjoy the way of their behavior was. The prisoners became submissive and the guards more assertive, As time went on the prisoners felt dependent on the prison guards, they tried everything to please the guards so maybe their behavior would change. Respect and social roles are important when it comes to situations such as authority and respect towards others, ""It is thus important to investigate how relationships between respect and negative social behavior may change according to social behavior"(Bettencourt A. Julia). As Julia states Behavior may change according to social negative social roles. The prison experiment did have a negative to it, just for being a prison and also having people who have never been incarcerated taking part may have caused changes. Soon the prisoners started to tell tales on other prisoners to gain that respect they wanted. The prisoners just wanted that respect from the guards, but they never received it because the guards were too tied into their authority figure which took over the respect there is for anyone. For many "Respect is directed towards dominant peers" (Clemans, Katherine H. Graber). In other words, Clemens believes peers who have more dominant power towards others get that respect. I agree that respect is given to those who have higher authority, allowing those to have that dominant authority can change social behaviors towards other. One example I have seen this happen was when I was employed in my last employment which had many supervisors who got that respect from employees with a lower position. Just like in the study like the

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