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    that violates present-day ethical guidelines would have to be, The Stanford Prison Experiment. Philip Zimbardo of Stanford University conducted an experiment to examine the behaviors and roles of college students within a mock prison setting in 1971. Zimbardo’s purpose of his Stanford Prison Experiment was to observe the impact of situational influences on behavior. Studies had previously shown that individuals put within the prison system are dehumanized and have behavioral changes during the…

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    STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT Stanford Prisoner Experiment Dr. Paul Zimbardo was a physiologist at a Stanford University Professor. He took interest in the nature of prisoners and prison guards. He was interested in finding out if the brutality among prison guards was because of their personalities, or if it was a result of the prison environment. He hypothesized that it wasn 't the nature of the guards that made them brutal, it was the roles that they were expected to play that lead to their…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment consisted on choosing 24 men of University of Stanford to play role as guards and prisoners in a fake prison built in the University basement. The experiment was conducted by the psychology professor Phillip Zimbardo, who wanted to investigate the difficulties caused in America penal system. He wanted to find out if the negative environment such as the prison would lead people with good personalities in acting different of what they usually do. Therefore, he would…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted by Professor Philip Zimbardo at Stanford University in 1971. The prison experiment was designed to explore the psychological impact of the prison environment on prisoners and prison guards. Professor Zambano was interested in finding out whether prisoners and guards and have personalities that make conflict inevitable and whether the conflict was due to sadistic personalities of the guards or more to with the prison environment. The study took place…

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    When it comes to the Abu Ghraib prison and the Stanford Prison Experiment the competing valued were at stake. For the Stanford prison experiment it was based on a study that was conducted to determine psychology of imprisonment. This experience was a simulation experiment that was carried out at the Stanford University. During the experiment it was ended after 6 days instead of the 14 days because the students weren't able to bear the simulated prison life. During the experience the…

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    Marianne Szegedy-Maszak’s “The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism” and Dr. Zimbardo’s “The Stanford Prison Experiment” are not considered extremely recent; still they retain relevance and applicability today. Szegedy-Maszak proposes that the Abu Ghraib scandal possesses three key aspects conducive to a torture driven environment: authorization, routinization, and dehumanization. Szegedy-Maszak attempts to provide an explanation for the inhumane actions of American soldiers toward Iraqi…

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    their environment and act accordingly. The group environment affects the fundamental ways of their thinking. They say unimaginable things and do unthinkable things. Some are good, some are bad, and some are purely evil. The Milgram Experiment and Stanford Prison Experiment (Zimbardo) shows the dark side of human nature and demonstrates that under the social pressure, even a truly rational person can ignore his moral conviction and act evil. Milgram theorized that people obey to cruel orders…

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    A standout amongst the most broadly refered to tests in the field of brain science is the Stanford Prison Experiment in which brain research educator Philip Zimbardo set out to examine the suspicion of parts in an imagined circumstance. The point of the test was to research how promptly individuals would adjust to the parts of watch and detainee in a pretending activity that mimicked jail life. Zimbardo (1973) was occupied with seeing if the severity reported among watchmen in American…

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    WHY WAS STANFORD’S PRISON EXPERIMENT CONDUCTED? In order to study psychological effects of prison life a experiment was conducted called “Stanford Prison Experiment”. The psychologists wanted to study what were the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. To do this experiment, a team of researchers led by the famous psychology professor named, “Philip Zimbardo” finally decided to set up a replicated prison so that they can carefully note effects of the behavior of all those…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment (August 1971) was conducted by Philip Zimbardo and his peers at Stanford University to investigate the effects of 24 physically and mentally healthy male college students becoming guards or prisoners. One of the key elements present throughout the experiment was deindividuation, the loss of one’s sense of individuality. In deindividuation, the social identity consumes an individual completely in order for group norms to be maximally accessible. The central…

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