Stanford Prison Experiment 1971 Dr. Philp Zimbardo

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Before watching this video and discussing it in class I never heard of the Stanford University Prison Experiment. I don’t think this experiment was very ethic due to the gruesome treatment that went on over thirty years ago in the basement of this university. In 1971 Dr. Philp Zimbardo a former sociologist at Stanford created a mock prison to do an unethical experiment. He wanted to test the power of a cruel environment without clear rules to change and transform “normal” people in a prison life experiment. In 2003 in Abu Ghraib, Iraq military enforcement tortured and beat people that did not want to follow the strict directions given to them. No one of ever knew about the treatment against these people if it was not pictures of proof to help
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