ZIMBARDO EXPERIMENT

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  • Created on: 07-12-15 13:41

PROCEDURES

EMOTIONALLY STABLE STUDENTS VOLOUNTEERED RANDOMLY ASSIGNED GUARD PRISONER

'PRISONER' ARRESTED BROUGHT PRISON - BLINDFOLD STRIPSEARCHED, DELOUSED ISSUED UNIFORM & NUMBER

SOCIAL ROLES STRICLTY DIVIDED

GUARDS 16 RULES FOLLOW

PRIONSER KNOWN AS NUMBERS 

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FINDINGS

SLOW START STIMULATION

GUARDS BEHAVOUR CAME THREAT PSYCHOLOGICAL / PHYSICAL HEALTH PRSIONERS 

STOPPED 6 DAYS ZIMBARDO WIFE

PRISONERS CONSTANTLY HARASSED

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CONTROL VARIABLES

STRENGTH CONTORL

EMOTIONALLY STABLE VOLOUNTEERS CHOSEN RANDOM RULE OUT PERSONALITY DIFFERENCE 

INCREASE INTERNAL VALIDIYT 

CONFIDENT DRAW CONCLUSIONS INFLUENCE ROLES 

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LACK OF REALISM / INTERNAL VALIDITY

BANUAZIZI & MOHAVEDI ARGUED PARTICIPANTS PLAY ACTING

ROLES BASED STEREOTYPES E.G. GUARD CLAIMED BASE ROLE ON FILM

EXPLAIN WHY PRISONERS RIOTED

QUANTITIVE DATA SHOWED 90% CONVERSATION ABOUT PRISON LIFE

"PRSION WAS REAL" - INCREAS VALIDITY

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ROLE DISPOSITIONAL INFLUENCES

FROMM ACCUSED ZIMBARDO EXAGERATING POWER SITUATION 

1/3 GUARDS BEHAVED BRUTALLY

REST SUPPORT PRISONER  - OFFER SUPPORT

DIFFERENCE GUARD BEHAVIOUR SHOW ABLE TO CHOOSE 

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