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The Stanford Prison Study

A famous sociological study is The Stanford Prison Study conducted by Philip Zimbardo in the early 1970s.

Using the library, find and read the Standford Prison Study. Pay special attention to the outcome of the experiment.
Discuss the findings of this study. What is the application of Zimbardo's findings to similar, real-life events happening today? Include examples of the concepts introduced in the experiment in your discussion.

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The Stanford Prison Study involved students who volunteered for a psychological experiment. Some of the volunteers were prisoners and some were guards. All were tested prior to entering the experiment for any outside psychological issues and all passed those tests. Once the experiment began, the prisoners were humiliated to get them to subordinate to the guards and to get them to do what the guards wanted. On the second day, the prisoners started to lash out by barricading themselves in their cell. The guards got together and made plans to end this type of solidarity between the prisoners because the weaker the prisoners were, the stronger the guards became. They started using a system of confusing ...

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A famous sociological study is The Stanford Prison Study conducted by Philip Zimbardo in the early 1970s.

Using the library, find and read the Standford Prison Study. Pay special attention to the outcome of the experiment.
Discuss the findings of this study. What is the application of Zimbardo's findings to similar, real-life events happening today? Include examples of the concepts introduced in the experiment in your discussion.

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