Abuse Of Power In The Stanford Prison Experiment

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“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is” was said by philosopher Albert Camus. In the Stanford Prison Experiment, man does not. The Stanford Prison Experiment aimed to reveal the result of creating a fake prison containing Stanford students who willingly offered to participate as prisoners and guards. They were fully aware that it was not an actual prison. In the experiment, the guards became violent and abusive toward the prisoners. Most of the prisoners did not fight back due to fear.
The Stanford Prison Experiment reveals that if given power, humans are likely to abuse it. Most will believe that they will never abuse power if given it. However, once they taste and experience power, they are likely to slowly become abusive
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