zimbardo: evaluation

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  • Zimbardo: evaluation
    • control
      • random assigned to roles
      • increased internal validity
      • emotionally stable pp chosen
      • confidence in drawing conclusions
    • lack of realism
      • pp were play acting to roles
      • acting on media derived stereotypes
      • banuazizi & mohavedi
    • dispositional influences
      • only 1/3 of guards were brutal
      • conclusions exaggerated
      • minimised role of personality factors
      • exaggerated power of the situation


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