Deindividuation and aggression
Zimbardo (1969) had groups of 4 female students shock other students as part of a 'learning exercise'. There were 2 conditions, the deindividuated condition, and the individuated condition. Those in the deindividuation condition wore bulky lab coats and hoods, were never referred to by name, and were addressed as a group when given instructions. Those in the individuation condition were introduced to each other, dressed normally and wore large name tags, and were given instructions individually. Those in the deindividuation condition shocked for twice as long.
-supports the deindividuation theory with strong evidence that deindividuation can cause anti-social effects.
-deindividuation doesnt have to be aggressive: there…