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The Psychology of Imprisonment

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Stanford Prison Experiment, which is one of the unethical studies that inspired the APA guidelines and state and federal laws regarding working with human subjects we have in place today.

1) What was unethical about this research?

2) Could a study exactly like this be done today? Why or why not.

Be specific in your answer, and include the use of the terms Debriefing, Deception, Informed Consent, and Institutional Review Board

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What was clearly unethical about this research is the fact that the research subjects were subject to abuse during their debriefing. These individuals experienced different types of tortures at the hands of the individuals that were playing the roles of prison guards, which was not ethical in relation to the health and ...

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This solution addresses the psychology of imprisonment.