This study caused a lot of psychological harm on the participants and all the participants were deceived and therefore couldn't give full consent to take part in the experiment. Milgram has defended his experiment saying that in follow up interviews, there was no evidence of any long-lasting psychological problems. This suggests that while participants were caused a lot of stress and anxiety while taking part in the study. The stress and anxiety inflicted on them had no long-lasting effect. another evaluation that can be a negative or positive of Milgram research is that it can be linked to the Holocaust.
In Ted Talk I believe Zimbardo did a good job explaining the idea of evil. He believes that there is no line between good and evil. Good people can turn bad and bad people can be good ,depending on circumstance around them. When Zimbardo demonstrates sadistic photos of prisoners , I was shocked and sad about how far the soldiers are willing dehumanize because of power and control was involved and the environment. Then he explain the same situation happen in the Stanford prison experiment.
This is more in reference to solitary confinement or isolation within our juvenile detention centers which has been proven to have damaging effects on children. The article focuses on only using solitary confinement when absolutely necessary. There is no justice system a Legal System that is more all messed up with the Greedy and power hungry even the Unions that Perpetuate the Crimes against a Criminal, some would call it perpetuating Mental Illness under the Guise of "Justice!". Effecting not just the Prisoners but the staff as well, If You were suffering from mental health issues when oYou started Your Term or Job,, You will be Questioning Your sanity and that of Your Employer, Prisoners, and fellow Guards as well as Your faith in Humanity
It is far more common to hear about leaders who mistreat the people around them than hearing about great leaders who make everyone feel a sense of worth and actually care about their surrounding peers. In this experiment most people in authority, including the researchers, forgot to ask themselves how their behavior was affecting those that were not in power. How many awful things does one have to do before their integrity can be questioned? Milgram and Zimbardo’s experiments propose the idea that one’s integrity has nothing to do with how they react in the experiments because behavior is situational. But the guards in Zimbardo’s experiment did some really awful things and Eshleman in particular, to this day speaks about the things he did very lightheartedly, finding it all a bit humorous.
It is much harder to obtain drugs and alcohol in prison then in society. Thus an assumption can be made that incarceration by itself is a rehabilitative method. While this is true in many ways, going cold turkey off of drugs does nothing to treat their minds, and habits when free. By having these programs available to all prisoners it will allow them to work out their problems
They were all greedy and selfish, and displayed obvious disrespect for the law. Each individual played their own role in the illegal activity, and the only way something like this could be prevented in other prisons would start with as few as one person. It would have taken just one person to speak up about the illegal activity that was occurring behind the walls. In order for something like this to not happen again would depend on the staff and the character of the officers. If a person is corrupt or has a devious mentality then it doesn’t matter if they have a uniform on or not.
According to psychologist Steven Reisner, physical torture affects the brain, but “psychological torture undermines the very ability to think, and it doesn’t leave any marks.” “Slavery” is a word that many people immediately cringe to when the seven letters are processed through their brains. This epoch in America’s history is one that this nation wishes it could forget, but this obviously cannot be done. The physical pain and mental suffering that slaves went through can never again be paralleled. This paper will mainly discuss the topic of psychological and physical torture that took place during the slavery era in the United States of America. Based off of valid and credible scientific evidence, the inhumane treatment that slaves
In the experiment, the guards became violent and abusive toward the prisoners. Most of the prisoners did not fight back due to fear. The Stanford Prison Experiment reveals that if given power, humans are likely to abuse it. Most will believe that they will never abuse power if given it. However, once they taste and experience power, they are likely to slowly become abusive
This connects to the idea of guards having the capability of turning evil through an atmosphere of the prison environment where they can turn evil and have no remorse feelings towards the prisoners. From the article, "Stanford Prison Experiment," by Saul McLeod, he explained that the evil tactics that were made by the guards were from the atmosphere of the prison environment because the norm for a prison guard is to act tough and have no remorse feelings towards the prisoners when assigning punishments. He also added that guards acted this way because they lost their sense of personal identity when they dressed up as a guard, which can show they may have believed that they were actual guards and the experiment was real, which might’ve triggered their dark side with harsh punishments. Therefore, losing their personal identity in a prison environment may have been the factor where they triggered their evil side during the prison
Unless prisons are planning on keeping inmates in isolation for their entire sentence, prisons are causing more problems for themselves because of the problems. The aggression and resentment built up by the prisoner towards the prison and other inmates/officers can be detrimental with the flow of prison due to rule breaking and violence (Weir, 2012; Dingfelder, 2012; Constanzo, Martinez, Klebe, Torrence & Livengood, 2012). There are no rehabilitation results from isolation, so whenever a prisoner is sent, they are delaying the obvious problems that will occur once