The Zimbardo Prison Experiment

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The Zimbardo Prison Experiment was an experiment that took place at Stanford University in 1971. The experiment set out to study how imprisonment, and being put in a position of power affected one's mental state. The leader of the study was Philip Zimbardo, an American Psychologist and professor at Stanford University. The study was conducted to see if being imprisoned as well as being put in a position of power affected a young man's mental state. In that view the experiment achieved its goal. The prisoners revolted, the guard violated the prisoners rights, and the experiment got so out of control that they had to stop after only 6 of the 14 days intended. The experiment was successful in many ways, it proved that the environment
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