Just the fact that this experiment actually took place in 70s is terrifying.
The plot is based on the 1971 Stanford prison experiment, conducted at Stanford University under the supervision of psychology professor Philip Zimbardo (Billy Crudup), in which a number of students were selected to play the role of either a prisoner or a prison guard. After a day things started getting intense as the students who played guards start abusing there authority over the prisoners, which leads to a wave of emotions of fear, anger, tension, discomfort and rage among the prisoners and the movie is able to project those feelings perfectly with phenomenal performances by a bunch of young actors. This movie fills you with discomfort and forces you to think about the things that are happening around you, how a person with loose morals when given authority and power can misuse it for his own good or just to make himself feel superior over others.
How was the term “dehumanizing” played through the Stanford experiment?
Is this legitimate? How deep does it go? Is this isolated to psychology or has it been discovered elsewhere?
I enjoy reading psychological studies but this gave me pause, and concern honestly. Have there been any investigations elsewhere or evidence showing this is a wider problem? I'm not in the science field and am just wondering how concerned about this I should be.
I remember reading about the Stanford Prison Experiment back in high school. It was an experiment headed by a professor conducted with volunteers. The volunteers were then assigned to be prisoners or guards based on a coin flip. I remember a lot of the issues that came up in the experiment and how it psychologically messed with people's heads in both roles. It basically showed when some normal people, are placed in a role of power, the power will essentially change them into someone who wouldn't have existed without that authority. I'll place a link below for y'all to check it out. I would like to hear your opinions on the experiment itself and if we can take anything that we learned from it and apply to today's issues.
Unchecked powers lead to abuse in every aspect of life.
I have no psychology background. I am not looking for any political views on the topic. I do not know the Stanford prison experiment in great detail. Everything I know of the protests are from the "Popular" section on reddit.
Looking for thoughts on the topic from a psychological perspective.
My thought process on getting to the relationship:
From the looks of the most trending posts on reddit regarding the protests, you see many police acting in a pretty brutal manner. Sometimes (from an outside perspective) a very unreasonable manner aswell. When I think of it, it seems like the Police here have little to no accountability. It looks like it'll be hard to identify the most violent officers, as there's a lot of protective gear and videos/images are usually taken from a distance.
This sort of reminds me of the Stanford Prison Experiment. The guards there had no accountability and had their identities hidden.
Now, I only know of the the experiment through a VSauce video on Youtub... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi, spoiler for chapter 55 and onward!
>!Rereading and just came to the part where Dumbledore failed to find Harry and Bellatrix "by mere glance" what do you think would've happened if Dumbledore had found wonderboy at that stage? How would he react? What would harry do and how would the story progress?!<
I find the lack of professionalism in the Stanford prison experiment pathetic, and I think it’s ridiculous that Philip Zimbardo is the face of the videos we show psychology students. I don’t know if it varies from curriculum to curriculum, but I’ve taken several psych classes now and in all of them we ended up watching a bunch of the videos Zimbardo narrated. He’s sort of like the Bill Nye of psych.
I find that to be disturbing. Zimbardo himself admits his error when he put himself in the experiment, while also “moderating it.” He really, really should have known better. The experiment’s results feel like bullshit to me because of this. It feels messy. I know there is truth to their findings, and further studies have proved that. But Zimbardos study feels deeply flawed to me and the mistake he made is just so immature, I don’t think he should have the prestige he has. I’m not a fan.
It shows how corrupt people can get when in position of power and how submissive people can get after getting almost all their rights stripped away
I am currently doing a late assignment in regards to the The Stanford Prison Experiment. In my understanding, this experiment was flawed and inhumane. But in my opinion it was a success due to what the purpose of the experiment was about in regards to each prisoner and guard lost their sense of self throughout this experiment.
My question is how to word or reword the purpose of the experiment and what the expectation was suppose to have been when the experiment was first announced and arranged?
If there's any other insightful information about this experiment please full free to throw in that information.
Like if I wanted to use the footage in a piece of media I'm creating, would I be able to?
Curious if any of y'all think there might be any connection between the results of the Stanford prision experiment and the way that people view polices/ACAB? Does the power corrupt or does it only attract the already corrupt? Any literature on this subject anyone could reccomend?
What are some research study like The Stanford prison experiment. I would like to know more about this.
Do you think that the outcomes of the Stanford Prison Experiment would be different if the candidates were women? If so how?
I understand the manipulation that went down to all of the subjects, but did that just excuse the actions of the guards? Why was Zimbardo’s influence enough to excuse grown adults of assault on others?
Just started watching the Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) on Netflix. Does anybody recall which guest Dax and Monica discussed this with? If I remember correctly, the guest had some involvement with the experiment and pointed out some common misconceptions about it. Likely from Experts on Expert.
Someone in my therapy group mentioned that being stuck inside their own head was like being in prison. I think it's like being stuck in the Stanford Prison Experiment; where you are simultaneously the jailors, prisoners, and experimenters.
On one hand you have unlimited power and control that you end up using for destruction and abuse.
On another hand you receive all the torture and abuse and are powerless to stop it.
On the other hand you are watching it all from a distance, noting it with equal parts intrigue and disgust at how things are playing out.
Hi all. Was planning on having my students watch a video on Stanley Milgram experiments and the Stanford Prison Experiments for our Lord of the Flies unit this week on a day where I'll have a sub (out for a planning day). The video my department usually shows cannot be found in the Google Drive and they seem, well, not too helpful in trying to find a new one. (I'm a first-year, they're all 20+ years, and yet none of them ever seem to remember what they did last year as part of any given unit :/ ). Does anyone know of any especially good videos on Milgram / Zimbardo, ideally one between 30-40 minutes long for the day I'm gone? (Our Essential Question for this week is: "Does violence help or hinder in maintaining control?") Thank you!
What happened to all the prisoners and guards after the experiment was stopped after 6 days instead of 14 days?
What happened to the one who started the experiment? Was he put in jail? Were they sued? Because prisoners wanted to withdraw but they were being listened to, the guards became abusive although the contract restricted that. So, did they get sue too? Or any other punishment?
I mean the experiment was extremely harsh and took a wrong turn inspite of the contract. There has to be some fallback on the guards and the psychologists.
What did the prisoners to get justice after the experiment was over?
"When a power elite wants to destroy an enemy nation, it turns to propaganda experts to fashion a program of hate. What does it take for the citizens of one society to hate the citizens of another society to the degree that they want to segregate them, torment them, even kill them? It requires a “hostile imagination,” a psychological construction embedded deeply in their minds by propaganda that transforms those others into “The Enemy.” That image is a soldier’s most powerful motive, one that loads his rifle with ammunition of hate and fear.
The image of a dreaded enemy threatening one’s personal well-being and the society’s national security emboldens mothers and fathers to send sons to war and empowers governments to rearrange priorities to turn plowshares into swords of destruction. It is all done with words and images. To modify an old adage: Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can sometimes kill you.
The process begins with creating stereotyped conceptions of the o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Just listened to the episode titled "The Third Wave" Man, it is Fuckin crazy how fast those kids got caught up in that experiment. They were about ready to kill for him on day 3.
What a way to get your point across though.
Anywhozlebee, I'd love to hear an episode on The Stanford Prison Experiment. My knowledge is limited but even with that I can tell some pretty crazy shit happened.
Per the new "free / online" ivy league courses, one opened enrollment today that seems of special interest to those of us who are into self-educating.
It's a beginner's Social Psychology course via Wesleyan and Professor Scott Plous. Professor Plous' mentor is notably Phil Zimbardo, the creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment. In fact, I found out about the course because SPE's banner had a link to "take our course". The official documentary will be featured in the course, and there is a focus on social experimentation which will cover SPE in its entirety.
For those of you who aren't aware, take a Google, The Stanford Prison Experiment was a VOLUNTARY prison simulation which very quickly turned into something very similar to our experiences in TTI. Because it was voluntary, participants began quitting and it was promptly stopped in just SIX DAYS for obvious human rights violations. ***Six days... keep reading on reddit ➡
A true story about a well-known psychologist/therapist/counselor and their experiment/therapy/counselling session. Any suggestion?
I listened to this recent episode of Rationally Speaking where Julia Galef interviews Thibault Le Texier on his book which investigates the Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most publicized psychological "studies" of all time. I can't remember if this "study" has been discussed on the show but I see it has come up a few times on this sub. Seems like it would be great for the VBW.
And the Captain is Zimbardo
Le Texier, T. (2019). Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment. American Psychologist.
The Stanford Prison Experiment is a "classic experiment" that is taught in most introductory Psychology and Sociology classes that shows how people embrace their assigned roles of power and of submission and how people tend to blindly obey an authority figure.
The thing about this "experiment" is that it was not an experiment at all and was extremely flawed. I am not talking about the ethical issues of the study but the methodology.
For starters there was no control group in this study. With no control, there is no way to compare and gauge any results of role assigning.
It was never replicated, despite many attempts. If a study cannot be replicated at all, that means the results are hardly reliable and shouldn't be mentioned in a textbook as a fact.
Subects were told how to act, both garuds and inmates. Some participants even said they behaved how they thought the research wanted them. This is a big red flag for any study trying to show a natural phenomenon.
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