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What approach was Reicher & Haslam's prison study in?
Social Psychology
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What was the aim of Reicher & Haslam's prison study?
To create an institution 'like' prison to investigate the behaviour of groups that are unequal in resources, power and status
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What was the sample used in Reicher & Haslam's prison study?
15 men - 5 guards & 10 prisoners - recruited by advert in national press, they were screened, provided medical & character references
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What were the 3 independent variables in Reicher & Haslam's prison study?
IV1 - permeability of group boundaries IV2 - security of group relations IV3 - cognitive alternatives1
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What was the methodology used in Reicher & Haslam's prison study?
Experimental case study, daily psychometric testing, observation (visual & audio recording), set in Elstree TV studios over a 10 day period
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Describe 2 conclusions from the Reicher & Haslam's study
1) Tyranny isn't inevitable 2) Group processes are best explained through social identity theory
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