Stanford Prison Experiment

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An experiment conducted in 1971 by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D., at Stanford University, in which 24 undergraduates were randomly selected to play the roles of either guards or prisoners and live in a mock prison in the basement of the psychology building
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In the infamous Zimbardo prison study (Zimbardo, Maslach, & Haney 2000), young adult males--all volunteers--were assigned to the role of a prisoner or a guard in a fake prison for two weeks.