In Philip Zimbardo the Stanford prison experiment usage of situational variables to observe the changes in behavior exemplify the concept deindividuation. Those selected to participate in the experiment have been assigned specific roles were stripped of their identity and became absorbed by the role. Prisoners were assigned numbers and were treated inhumanly by guard who let the feeling of absolute power influence their actions. I agree with your claim that the guards acted without thinking, I believe they were solely motivated by the sensation of having power over another rather than the promise of monetary gain. If the experiment was more controlled and conducted in today’s modern society the results would have slightly considering minimum
The parallels between the Stanford Prison and Abu Ghirab Prison are strong because in both cases because in both cases, people were being humiliated, degraded and dehumanized. Zimbaro explain that in his experiment the scenes from the Abu Ghirab Prison were “interchangeable”. In the Stanford Prison Experiment, healthy men who had clean backgrounds participated in the experiment ad ended up behaving in a way that they themselves could not predict. The similarities also occurred in the Ghirab Prison when the members of the military who lacked a criminal record, and passed the military psychological tests were now found guilty of “dehumanizing, demeaning, innocent” others in a manner that we know as “evil”. For example, when the US soldiers who were seen as good members dehumanized the Arab civilians, the environment had othered them in their minds like what occurred in the video of the Stanford Experiment when the student who became a guard mentioned that he had to speak to himself and think of the prisoners as inferior.
Delving into the ethics behind the Stanford Prison Experiment done by Philip Zimbardo, it has come to the public’s attention the questionability as to whether or not the experiment had followed traditional scientific manner. If the research does not follow ethical guidelines, then there is reason to believe the Stanford Prison Experiment was corrupt due to the lack information to participants, and absence of human morals Mr. Zimbardo portrayed during the time of his findings. Ethical rules provide the guidelines used to identify what is wrong and right. These decisions occur with the daily lives of average people, influencing the way they interact with the world. In the Prison Experiment, participants were not fully disclosed information about the study, resulting in stressful measures and ultimately traumatizing those who took part.
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
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
When a Catholic priest came to the site of the experiment the researchers noticed, “He interviewed each of the prisoners individually as I watched in amazement as half the prisoners he spoke to, when he introduced himself, responded by giving their numbers rather than their name.” (Stanford Narrative 11). This is important because this shows that given the situation a person is in, it could change the identity of the person itself. This is startling because given the situation of a prison a person could lose the freedom of identity. Where they are willing to give up their name and take the name or in this case their number that are given as their identification. This is also seen in the handmaid’s tale where Offred says “[…]I want to keep on living, in any form.
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is” was said by philosopher Albert Camus. In the Stanford Prison Experiment, man does not. The Stanford Prison Experiment aimed to reveal the result of creating a fake prison containing Stanford students who willingly offered to participate as prisoners and guards. They were fully aware that it was not an actual prison. In the experiment, the guards became violent and abusive toward the prisoners.
starts his pieces by highlighting the values and good education taught at The Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. Forman continues to introduce the main problem which is racial profiling by the police. He explains that racial profiling is an obstacle for the students at Maya Angelou which ethnicity is mostly blacks or African Americans. Furthermore, Forman discusses how conservatives want “color-blindness” which mean that we all should have the same rights, however, he argues that racial profiling contradicts this idea. Forman also provides sufficient evidence to show how students are being victimized by the police due to racial profiling and he shows how this victimization instead of helping the police it discourage this community from collaborating in a situation of real manner. Finally, Forman compares New York police system versus Chicago police system.
Since early times supermax prisons were used as a deterrence for extended criminal activities. We have seen facilities such as Alcatraz as early examples of supermax facilities which has been around since mid-1900. . There are many interesting points I found out about supermax prisons after reading this week article. The purpose behind super maximum security prisons is to prevent hard criminal from committing further crimes and keep them away from committing more crimes while incarcerated or inflict injuries t themselves therefore they are locked away from the rest of prison population.
The monster Study is the case of experiment conducted on 6 children naming it an experiment. A psychologist professor Dr. Wendell Johnson at the University of Iowa was a speech pathologist and was interested in carrying out an experiment to find out the answer for established belief of stuttering was an inborn disability with the help of one of his graduate student Mary Tudor (Thorson, n.d.). He selected 22 orphan student and separated them into two groups of the same size – stuttered and non-stuttered. In the stuttered group not all kids were stuttered but six of them were. The non-stuttered kids were given appreciation of their ability of good speech and constantly praised for their good speech.