Summary Of Prison Experiment By Philip Zimbardo

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In Philip Zimbardo the Stanford prison experiment usage of situational variables to observe the changes in behavior exemplify the concept deindividuation. Those selected to participate in the experiment have been assigned specific roles were stripped of their identity and became absorbed by the role. Prisoners were assigned numbers and were treated inhumanly by guard who let the feeling of absolute power influence their actions. I agree with your claim that the guards acted without thinking, I believe they were solely motivated by the sensation of having power over another rather than the promise of monetary gain. If the experiment was more controlled and conducted in today’s modern society the results would have slightly considering minimum
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