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Critical discussion of the Stanford prison experiment

Critical discussion of the Stanford prison experiment

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Stanford prison experiment (1971) continues to be relevant in psychology for various reasons. Zimbardo attempted to study the development of norms and effects of social roles and expectations on healthy average men by simulating a prison. It resulted in mental breakdowns, abusive and sadistic behaviour among prison guards and was terminated well ahead […]

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