Standford Prison Experiment

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Standford Prison experiment 1.What are the effects of living in an environment with no clocks, no view of the outside world, and minimal sensory stimulation? * People living in an environment with no clocks, no view of the outside world will change whom the people mentally. It would make the people go crazy. There is no excitement or life in such an environment. People emotions change and are influenced by their environment.
2. Consider the psychological consequences of stripping, delousing, and shaving the heads of prisoners or members of the military. What transformations take place when people go through an experience like this? * I believe that when people go through this experiences they feel less than others.
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6. Compare the reactions of these visitors to the reactions of civilians in encounters with the police or other authorities. How typical was their behavior? * The parent was upset about the experiment because they saw the condition of their sons it was incredible for them to see their children on that way. Also the children look so fatigue the condition was on good shape for them.
7. In an exploratory study such as this, one problem is defining what the "data" are -- the information we should collect. Also, what should have been done to minimize the effects of experimenter bias on the outcome of the study? What were the dangers of the principal investigator assuming the role of prison superintendent?
8. In 2003 U.S. soldiers abused Iraqi prisoners held at Abu Ghraib, 20 miles west of Baghdad. The prisoners were stripped, made to wear bags over their heads, and sexually humiliated while the guards laughed and took photographs. How is this abuse similar to or different from what took place in the Stanford Prison Experiment? * This kind of similar to the experiment because the US soldiers have the same job than the guards from the experiment. However, because the prisoners and the soldiers had been more time together I think other factors influenced the exaggerated actions taken by the soldiers. These factors could hate, pride,
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