- Created by: Chloe_1709
- Created on: 05-12-18 21:20
There is pressure to conform to the expectations of a social role.
Conformity to social role = identification
Zimbardo et al set up a mock prison to test whether the brutality of prison guards was the result of sadistic personality or was created by the situation.
24 emotionally stable (psychological testing) students were randomly allocated to roles of guards or prisoners
'prisoners' were arrested in their homes to increase realism
Were blindfolded, *****-searched, issued uniform and number
Prisoners' daily routines were heavily regulated, enforced by guards working in shifts
Guards had their own uniform: mirror shades, wooden clubs
Within 2 days the prisoners rebelled against their treatment - swore at guard,etc
Guards harassed prisoners by conducting headcounts in the middle of the night
The guards behaviour threatened the prisoners' psychological and physical health
after rebellion, prisoners became…