The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Psychological Experiment

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological experiment to see what would happen when good people were put into evil environments. The participants were male college students who were randomly assigned to be guards or prisoners. The objective of the experiment was to see what would happen when good people are placed into horrible places. Also, if people not inor with less authority would stand up to those in more authority. My claim is that the Stanford Prison Experiment proves that good people can be easily corrupted by power.

Power can corrupt even the most pure of people easily, as most people aren’t used to having so much that it can cause to them go crazy with it. As proved with the guards in the Stanford Prison Experiment, they
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