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What is a laboratory
A laboratory experiment is conducted
in a controlled environment, this is so
that the researcher is able to
manipulate the independent variable
and measure the dependant variable.…read more
Stanford Prison Experiment
Aim: The aim of this experiment was to see how
`normal' people would conform to the roles of
being a prison guard or a prisoner.
behave according to
· Why was it a lab experiment ? and standards.…read more
There was a newspaper article requesting for
volunteers to take part in a psychological study on the
effects of life in prison.
Volunteers were given personality tests to eradicate
those who had disabilities, psychological problem or a
history of drug abuse or crime.
The group of men were then divided into two groups,
one which was to be the `guards' and the other group
were to be the `prisoners'.
Prisoners were given a uniform with an id number to
make them feel as though they were real prisoners.…read more