SOCIAL Approach - KEY ISSUE

Blind obedience to authority in a prison setting

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  • KEY ISSUE ABU GHRAIB
    • Zimbardo: set up prison situation & allocated roles - soldiers brutal so exp stopped
      • Witness to many trials & said they were doing as told & others would have done the same, but usually still found guilty
      • Similar exp BBC prison like setting, what happens when one group has power over the other
  • Blind to own moral codes
    • KEY ISSUE ABU GHRAIB
      • Zimbardo: set up prison situation & allocated roles - soldiers brutal so exp stopped
        • Witness to many trials & said they were doing as told & others would have done the same, but usually still found guilty
        • Similar exp BBC prison like setting, what happens when one group has power over the other
  • Milgram: 'ordinary' volunteers willing to shock simply bc told to
    • Real prison setting: brutality by guards/ soldiers act as guards
      • Milgram's pp didn't like shocks but did it under pressure
        • Milgram suggested agency theory
          • were clearly under moral strain, obedience carried great weight

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