The Theory Of Social Psychology

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Introduction In 1971 Dr. Philip Zimbardo, conducted the Stanford Prison Experiment at Stanford University in the basement. According to Zimbardo, the study was an effort to see how well people would react in a place of confinement, Classic Studies in Psychology, (2012). There were 24 male randomly assigned to act as guards or prisoners in the derision prison. The endeavor was of this study was at the start to last two weeks, but was ended after six days due to the immoderate action of the participants, because some guards were abusive, prisoners became passive. The participants prisoners was unexpectedly arrested at their home, fingerprinted, booked, and taken to the simulated prison by officers of the local police department. The normal setting for arrest, However, the stage was set for this experiment. The value of the study in relation to social psychology The value in relation to social psychology in generalization to humanity as a whole and the difficulty and precaution in place to reduce the ethical concerns the study created. This study became an example to how good people mannerism and behaviors is influence to be coming the offender of evil. The value is good and bad people together have combinations of factors needed to produce certain effects and to predict the results that would be obtained under certain specified conditions and turn to bad and evil. The Stanford Prison Experiment has become a good example of how good people can be influenced
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