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    Professor Philip Zimbardo, the Stanford Prison Experiment was an experimental study using students to evaluate how an individual’s behavior can be shaped when put in certain situations involving power. The students chosen to participate were assigned randomly as either a prison guard or a prisoner and were placed in the basement of the Psychology Department at Stanford University to conduct the experiment. Despite being planned to run for two weeks, the experiment only lasted six days due to it…

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    The Stanford prison experiment was terminated after only six days, originally it was suppose to run for fourteen days, because the situation had gotten out of hand. Students portraying guards became more violent and degrading towards the student prisoners. The guards were waking the prisoners up in the middle of the night to do counts, cleaning toilets with bare hands, taking blankets, pretending to be Frankenstein’s monster, etcetera. All of the acts the guards made the prisoners do was to…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment The Stanford Prison Experiment is unethical and inhuman. It is also evidently a product of poor decision-making. If the scholar involved had considered using two individuals to take the roles of primary experimenter and prison superintendent, the experiment would not have advanced to the levels it did. Moreover, this independent individual would have interfered with the direction the experiment was taking. The experiment also shows the importance of an oversight…

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    Like Lord of the Flies, the experiment presented set rules and morals that stated how an individual should act towards one another, causing not only the guards, but the prisoners to fall into internal decadence. Through the sickening experience, the power the “guards” had most definitely got into their heads. “The Stanford Prison Experiment degenerated very quickly and the evil and inhuman side of human nature became apparent very quickly.” Also proven in the experiment is that the environment…

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    Zimbardo designed and conducted an experiment that would forever change the way that sociologists and psychologists viewed human nature and how environmental circumstances can change a person’s psyche. While the experiment was designed to last two weeks, it had to be terminated after the sixth day due to the rapid increase of abuse against the prisoners by the guards. Though it is now considered extremely unethical by society’s standards today, The Stanford Prison Experiment gave scientists…

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    The Perils of Obedience presented by Stanley Milgram is an experiment which tests the willingness of a subject to induce pain on another human being. In the background, the experimenter attempts to coerce the subject into shocking the other human by using authoritative powers. Despite scholars predicting that many would disobey, a majority of the subjects were obedient to the experimenter and carried out the shock. In certain instances, subjects showed signs of individuation and dividuation.…

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    Prisons were designed to work as an avenue where criminals can carry out their rehabilitation process away from law-abiding citizens. To act as a guide in that process, wardens and guards were introduced. In theory, prisoners and guards should have no conflict. However, each of their respective work descriptions are encumbered by certain stereotypical aspects that portray them as being either inherently good or bad. In 1971, Stanford University created a simulation of prison life. The experiment…

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    The Stanford prison experiment was an experiment held between August 14th and went all the way up until August 20th. In this experiment, a psychology professor named Philip Zimbardo attempts to form a model prison where he would select participants to either be guards or prisoners. The participants were interviewed, and the ones chosen were randomly assigned their roles of being either prisoners, or guards. The model prison was created in the basement of Stanford University, and it was meant to…

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    Source A McLeod, Saul. Stanford Prison experiment. SimplyPsychology, 2008. Web. 12 Feb. 2016. This piece is an outline of the Stanford Prison Experiment. To start the collection of resources, I decided to choose one that would most benefit someone unfamiliar with the Stanford Prison Experiment. It covers the general idea and procedure of the social experiment. I wanted my first source to be completely objective and to give anyone unfamiliar with the experiment an overview. This article would…

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    is known as “The Stanford Prison Experiment.” The Stanford Prison experiment goals were to observed and identify if an evil situation can become dominant over someone’s behavior, or if a person’s morality, values, and attitude can make a person to raise above a negative environment. I personally believed that the ethics in conducting such experiment is unethical, regardless, the future benefits that it might provide to society further on. When I saw the outcomes of the experiment, I was…

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