The Stanford Prison Experiment: A Psychological Study

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Second, The Stanford Prison Experiment was a psychological study that was too inhumane to continue because of the behavior of the prison guards when handed with superiority and the mental breakdowns of the prisoners. E: “Now, you 'll all be given sunglasses and uniforms to give the prisoners a sense of a unified, singular authority… And from this point forward you should never refer to this as a study or experiment again,’’ (Dr. Phil Zimbardo). A: The guards were given power by having a uniform, the ability to make their own rules for the prisoners, changing the way they saw themselves and behaved. E: “Prisons, they represent… a loss of freedom, literally and symbolically. We 're trying to strip away their individuality… Take away all the
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