Stanford Milgram Experiment Analysis

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The Stanford prison experiment was similar to the Milgram experiment because they both focused on the responses of people when there are underneath authority. Zimbardo was interested in what would happen when you would put good people in an evil place. He also focused on if the situation out of the institution can control your behavior or would your attitude and values overcome the situation from the negative environment. For Zimbardo negative environment, he had created a mock prison in the basement of the Stanford Univeristy psychology building. He advertised college students to play the role of guards and prisoners. In the study, he manages to find a group of male college students to participate in his experiment. The students were paid …show more content…
The guards begin to harass the prisoners. The guards would think of degrading ways to make the prisoner feel bad about their selves. The prisoners were constantly insulted and giving irrelevant orders. The prisoners soon begin to fall into their roles as prisoners. When the prisoners had become more obedient to the guards, the guards become more hostile and forceful. One prisoner the ring leader of the rebellious begins to act out and misbehaves towards the guards. He could no longer handle the prisoner role and decided he wanted to leave. But was asked to stay and see if things would change. He had thought that was a way of them keeping him there so he could not leave, so he went back and told the other prisoners that they could not escape. He then begins to act out as if he was having a mental breakdown. He would then burst out screaming, crying and anger. He was then released from the monk prison. Zimbardo then asked another male student to join his experiment. The new male student saw what was happing in the monk prison and soon wanted to leave, but was told he could not leave. He then began to act out and decides to go on a hungry strike. When the study went to an end on the fifth day because of one psychologist thoughts of the prisoners, who felt that they were being abused by the guards and that it was terrible what Zimbardo were doing to the …show more content…
Such as when he made the prisoners strip to humiliate them. He failed to protect his participants that were prisoners. He did not given the prisoners any sense of comfort. The prisoners were not protected from psychological harm that was created in the monk prison. Even though he did protect their identity the participants lost their sense of personal identity because of the uniforms they wore. He did not set boundaries between the guards and prisoners to believe what was real and make believe. He had allowed the guards to take their frustrations out on the prisoners. He also lied to one of his participants who no longer wanted to participate in his experiment that the experiment was over. Instead he moved his research to another place in the same building to protect his experiment, even though he knew what he was doing was wrong. He allowed one of his guards to do their own study by seeing how far someone would go If there are verbally abused. Zimbrado also only projected his experiment to only males and not

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