Zimbardo's Abuse Of Power

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Power can be extremely corruptive. When a person is given a certain amount of power they start to feel like they can do anything they’d like with it, and many tend to abuse of it. Zimbardo talks about how people are most likely to do “evil” when they are given power without the responsibility of the damage it will make. During an experiment, one person was chosen to be a teacher and the other a student, the teacher had to shock the student when they’d get the answer wrong and reward them if correct. During this experiment the more wrong answers, the shock would increase. It got to a point where one student started to yell for help, he wanted them to stop because he had heart problems and the teacher told Stanley Milgram, who conducted this
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