Essay about innate human violence
Phillip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, and Howard Zinn were/are all gifted psychologists that strived to understand the simple complexities of conformity within an individual’s specific societal structure. Within their own specific areas of psychology, every single one of them came to one simple conclusion that allowed each of them to become the quality of psychologist that they are today, and that is the understanding that the power of the situation can be stronger than the individual. So much so, that the events which occurred in the Abu Gharib prison, were just a matter of time.
Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, world renowned psychologist, …show more content…
Both Zimbardo and Asch conducted studies in which participants were more or less unaffected by the answers, or situations pertaining to their specific experiment. In Zimbardo’s study, prisoners were relatively physically un-abused. In Asch’s study, participants who gave an incorrect answer or an answer not conforming to the majorities were unpunished. Cue: Dr. Stanley Milgram.
Psychologist at Yale University and