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    The Stanford Prison Experiment is perhaps one of the most known and controversial psychological experiments in both psychology and criminology. While the Stanford Prison Experiment did invoke questions as to the results of the experiment, it invoked more questions as to ethics in psychological experiments and what is acceptable. The Stanford Prison Experiment by Philip Zimbardo asks for student volunteers for a paid experiment where students would be randomly selected to play guard and prisoner…

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    Psychological Relationships The Stanford Prison Experiment all began on a normal Sunday morning in the middle of August in Palo Alto, California. “Suspects” were picked up from their homes, handcuffed and read their rights, sent on their way to be booked as a normal criminal would. All of the participants had answered a local newspaper ad, calling for volunteers for a psychology experiment, consisting of playing the role of either a prison guard or a prisoner. Out of the 70 applicants,…

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    Human behavior The study conducted on “The Stanford Prison Experiment” was done by Craig Haney, Curtis Banks, and Dr. Phillip Zimbardo sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Its audience was for those seeking results to understand human behavior and social psychology such as the Office of Naval Research. The “Stanford Prison Experiment” article focuses mainly around 22 “normal males” who applied to be involved in a mock prison. Dr. Zimbardo and his graduate assistance Mr. Banks and Mr.…

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    On August 14, 1971 Philip Zimbardo conducted an experiment called the Stanford Prison Experiment took off. Young men were offered $15 a day to take part in a mock prison experiment in the basement of the Stanford University Psychology Department. The men were divided into either prison guards or prisoners, this experiment was only to last two weeks. Upon the prisoners arrival at the make shifted prison they were stripped off their clothes and sprayed with disinfecting spray. Each prisoner was…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment was an experiment based on the roles of people, and how easily people will fall into those roles. The prisoners were stuck in the basement all day for 6 days, and both the guards and prisoners lost their morals and individuality. The act of dehumanization also provided the prisoners with fear, anger, and helplessness. The Stanford Prison Experiment was not a physical genocide, but a psychological genocide. Genocide is the “intent to destroy, in whole or in part,…

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    Stanford Prison Experiment In 1971, Philip Zimbardo, funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, conducted the Stanford Prison Experiment to pursue an enhanced comprehension of the tension and conflict between military prisoners and their guards (“Stanford Prison Experiment,” 2015). In this infamous psychology experiment, participants were arbitrarily allocated to the role of prisoner or guard: prisoners stayed in the cells of a Stanford University basement while the guards worked eight-hour…

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    In recent years, many experiments have been conducted on conformity, such as the Asch, Stanford Prison, Sherif’s autokinetic effect, and Milgram experiments. Despite strong criticism, all of these experiments yielded similar results. Every one of them showed strong social conformity in its participants. Conformity is defined as, “behavior in accordance with socially accepted conventions or standards.” There are six main types of social conformity: normative, informational, compliance,…

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    Stanford Prison Experiment Domenica Urquidi Psychology Stanford Prison Experiment The Stanford Prison Expirement was started in 1971 by Philip Zimbardo. This experiment is very well known in the history of psychology due to it's crazy results. The experiment was made to see the reaction of participants who were placed as situational variables. The variables were guards and prisoners. The research experiment took place in the basement of Stanford University. Chosen participants were from a…

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    Change The premise of the Stanford Prison was to determine the relationships between guards and prisoners. These conditions were situational and the researchers wanted to study the variables on human behaviors in a prison environment. As many have concluded, the experiment did not go as anticipated, and many questions have arisen as to what went wrong and if the experiment itself was ethical. This purpose of this paper is to understand the true intent of the experiment, examine the various…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment revolutionized how society views the relationship between prison guards and prisoners as well as how to conduct social experiments. The college students used by Philip Zimbardo adhered to their roles as the prison guards and gave a more authoritarian response to the students that played the role of the prisoners than Zimbardo hypothesized. These roles shaped the personalities of the prison guards as well as the prisoners. Social Structure and Personality studies…

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