Zimbardo Study

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Dispositional and situational factors play a crucial role in the psychological explanation of human behavior. There are a range of experiments offering evidence for both dispositional and situational factors and their influence on behavior. The two terms are relevant in psychology because they create a differentiation between external, environmental factors and ones having to do with body chemistry. The first study, Lee et al.'s (1977) Game Show Study found that participants overlooked situational factors when accessing the intelligence of others, rather than dispositional ones. The second experiment I will discuss is the Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by Zimbardo, 1971, which demonstrated the extent to which situational factors affect
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