The Purpose Of The Stanford Prison Experiment

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The Stanford prison experiment was conducted in 1971 at Stanford University. The experiment was directed by Professor Philip Zimbardo. The purpose of the study was to understand the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prisoner guard. Professor Zimbardo divided the volunteer participant students into the role of prisoner and guard, and he puts them in a prison-like setting in the basement of the psychology department at Stanford University. The study was planned to last for a couple of weeks, but it ended after six days that has happened because of the cruelty of the guards and the suffering of the prisoners. I think the experiment was very important and successful because that help the social scientist to understand how individual
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