The Stanford prison experiment is one of disturbing experiment in human history. It is planned by Philip Zimbardo to grasp causes of conflicts between military personnel and prisoner. In August, 1971, He builds mock prison under the Stanford University’s basement and constructs two weeks experiment. He recruits a sample from common people and allots participants into two groups, prisoners and prison officers, by random assignment. Surprisingly, both groups adapt to their assigned role, even none of them has a mental disorder or an idiosyncrasy: the prison officers become authoritative, assaulting and abusing prisoners, and the prisoner obey to ridiculous edict and become passive and pessimistic.
Eventually, people from other towns decided to do their own sit-ins. By the end of that month over thousands participated in sit-ins across the American south, many people were arrested, but even more people joined in on the cause.
Jodi Picoult writes a outstanding story, Nineteen Minutes. The main character is Peter Houghton, who has been bullied since the first day in kindergarten, who happens to be the shooter in his school shooting. His only friend, Josie Cormier, stood up for him until the 6th grade where she then decided to became friends with the popular kids and her too became a bully towards Peter. She was also Peter's love but the crush was only one sided for Peter. Peter ends up getting life in prison for killing 8 people and wounding 19.
The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological experiment conducted by Philip Zimbardo. Initially expected to last two weeks, it instead lasted a mere six days before coming to an end. The experiment successfully shows that all people, despicable or kind, are capable of truly terrifying things, and also reinforces an already well-known theory, the power of the situation. Thesis: Although the Stanford Prison Experiment had been planned to be a lengthy study to uncover what authority did to someone’s mindset, the two week experiment had been cut to six days by Philip Zimbardo and his team due the violent physiological state of the subjects caused by the environment surrounding them. The extent and range of possibilities in experiments today
Charles Whitman and his mother were verbally and physically mistreated by his dad (Bankston, 2007). Despite this, Charles Whitman became an Eagle Scout after demonstrating remarkable IQ at the age of 12 in elementary school (Bankston, 2007). Whitman’s youth was very different from most people’s. Charles Whitman applied for and earned a scholarship from the Naval Enlisted Science Education Program in 1961 (Bankston, 2007). This came after Charles graduated from high school, enrolled in the U.S. Marine Corps, and became a sniper ensuing a severe fight with his dad in 1959 (Bankston, 2007).
The picture is a still of the movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”, second part in a saga based on a trilogy of books. This scene appears in the beginning of the film and represents The Reaping, the process that selects the participants of the Quarter Quell. I argue that the scene is a defining moment in the revolution because it is the instant when the discourse changes and the people stand together to fight a repressive system that favors class inequality. The still shows the difference between the people of the Capitol and the people of District Twelve. The difference in class is clear when looking at the still and the way that they dress.
In 1971, Philip Zimbardo, then a professor of psychology at Stanford University, devised one of the most famous psychological experiments of the twentieth century. In what is known as the Stanford Prison Experiment, he assigned twenty-four young men roles as prisoners and guards, and observed the group dynamics that ensued. To his horror, the study had to be shut down after just six days because the guards were psychologically abusing the prisoners. When the Abu Ghraib story broke in 2004, Zimbardo immediately spotted parallels with his research. He later testified as an expert witness on behalf of Ivan "Chip" Frederick II, a former staff sergeant sentenced to eight years for his role in the abuse of detainees.
After the experiment, Dr. Zimbardo only managed to reform one prison law where minors charged with felonies were held with adults before the trial. This experiment is still taught in schools and universities to show the effects that authority over another being has on the psyche. The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological study set in the 1970’s regarding the root causes of aggression in human beings. Dr. Zimbardo decided to create a prison simulation, randomly assigning his research subjects into two different roles. He chose scholarly male college students as his participants.
The series is set in the fictional country of Panem ,"the country that rose up out of the ashes of the place that was once called North America"(Collins, Hunger Games 18). Catching Fire (2009) , the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy and the focus of this research , takes place 75 years after "The Dark Days"(Collins, Hunger Games 18),a failed rebellion attempted by the 13 districts of Panem against the Capitol and its tyrannical rule . As a result of this rebellion , the Hunger Games were created. "The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate"(Collins, Hunger Games 19).
It started with the disappearance of a biology teacher at Truman School - Mrs. Starch - after a fire broke out on a field trip to the preserve. Plus, there was an oil company that was trying to illegally drill for oil in the swamp (near the nature preserve). Mrs. Starch’s students - Nick and Marta - worked together with Duane Scrod Jr, a known arsonist (he is also a student of Mrs. Starch) to reunite an abandoned baby panther with its mother. In all books, there are messages that the author intends to deliver, but you have to read ‘deeply’ to find them. The main message in Scat that is under the surface is that people can surprise you sometimes.