Conformity to social rules: Zimbardo 1973

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  • Created by: Ruth Butt
  • Created on: 04-06-13 10:55

AIM: Investigate how people conform to new roles

METHOD: A 2 week stimulation where 9 male olunteers played the roles of volunteers, and there wouldd be 3 prison guards per shift. Prisoners were given numbers as their identity and guards were given khaki uniforms and sunglasses. No agression was permitted.

FINDINGS:Participants got into their roles so much that guards became tormenting of the prisoners…


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