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Stanford Prison Experiment and Goffman's Total Institutions

Stanford Prison Experiment and Goffman talks about "total institutions"

To what extent can a university be considered a "total institution." In what ways is it similar? In what ways is it different? Summarize the impact on both the "staff" and "inmates"

I am looking for a detailed outline. What would be some of the key points I should make? How can I apply other social psycholoical terms used throughout the course to explain behavior of the teacher and students?

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Please refer to attached response. I also attached a relevant article that you may want to draw on. I hope this helps and take care.

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Stanford Prison Experiment and Goffman talks about "total institutions"

To what extent can a university be considered a "total institution." In what ways is it similar? In what ways is it different? Summarize the impact on both the "staff" and "inmates"

1. I am looking for a detailed outline.

First let's look at the basic outline, and then how to fill in the outline and finally some pointers on how to write the essay.

Outline

I. Introduction
II. Goffman's Theory

A. Experiment
B. Total Institutions
C. Comapring to a University

a. Similarities and Differences
b. Effect on Student
c. Effect on Teacher

III. Impact on "Staff" and "Inmates"

IV. Conclusion

Filling in the outline:

I. Introduction

-About a half page introducing your topic
- See http://www.correctionalassociation.org/lockdown-new-york-1.pdf
(p. 7 has an interesting write-up that might make for an interesting introduction)

II Goffman Theory of "Total Institution"

A. Explain experiment (see http://psychoanalystsopposewar.org/resources_files/Zimbardos_%20study_%20February_19751.pdf (p.2) (this author argue that other things were at work like stereotypes of guards and to a lesser degree

B. For quote of Goffman's idea about total ...

Solution Summary

Through a detailed outline, this solution overviews the Stanford Prison Experiment and Goffman's talk about "total institutions" e.g. the extent a university can be considered a "total institution," similarites and differences and the impact on both the "staff" and "inmates." Supplemented with an article applying Goffman's ideas to universities and imates.

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