social influence ; conformity 2 social roles ; zimbardo

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STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT
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what was the question zimbardo et al originally set out to answer?
do prison guards behave brutally bc they have sadistic personalities, or is it the situation that creates such behaviour?
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PROCEDURE
DIUFGDF
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where did zimbardo set up a mock prison?
psych lab basement @ stanford
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how did they get pps?
advertised for student volunteers
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who did they select?
those deemed 'emotionally stable' after psych testing
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how were students assigned roles?
randomly
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to heighten realism what happened to 'prisoners' pre-study?
arrested from homes by local police and taken to prison
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what happened to them when they got there?
blindfolded / *****-searched / deloused / issued uniform and number
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what was heavily regulated for prisoners?
daily routines
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how many rules did they have to follow?
16
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enforced by guards that worked in shifts of?
three
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how were prisoners referred to?
by number, not name
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to underline guards role what did they have on uniform?
wooden club / handcuffs / keys / mirror shades
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what were they told about the prisoners?
they had complete power over them
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FINDINGS
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how long was the study supposed to go on for?
14 days
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when did they stop it?
6
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why?
guards behaviour became a threat to prisoners' psych / phys health
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within how many days did prisoners rebel?
2
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they ripped uniforms and shouted at guards who retailiated with what?
fire extinguishers
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what tactic did the guards employ?
'divide-and-conquer'
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how?
playing prisoners against each other
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why did they harrass prisoners constantly?
remind them they were being monitored at all times
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how did guards highlight difference in social roles?
creating opportunities to enfore rules and punish even smallest tings
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after rebellion put down what happened to prisoners?
became subdued / depressed / anxious
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why was one prisoner released on the first day?
showed signs of psych disturbance
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two more released on which dat?
fourth
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what did one prisoner go on?
hunger strike
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what did guards to?
attempt force feed him then put him in the hole
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how was he regarded by other prisoners?
shunned
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what happened to the guards behaviour and roles?
identified more and more closely and became more brutal and aggressive
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CONCLUSION
DGIND
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what did the simulation reveal with regards to the initial question?
power of situation influences people's behaviour
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who conformed to roles in prison?
guards prisoners and researchers
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what did even volunteers who came in say?
thought in a prison > study
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EVALUATION
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:) control
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what is the most obvious instance of researcher control over exp?
selection of pps
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why?
only chose those emotionally stable
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and how allocated?
randomly
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in this case the researchers tried to rule out what?
individual personality differences as finding explanations
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if guards and prisoners behaved differently but were in roles by chance what does that mean?
behaviour must have been due to pressures of situation
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aving such control is strength as it increases?
internal validity
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so we can be more cnofident when?
drawing conclusions about influences of roles on behaviour
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:( lack realism
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what did banuazizi and mohavedi argue pps were merely doing?
play-acting > conforming to role
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what were performances based on about guards and prisoners?
stereotypes of how they're supposed to behave
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for example one of the guards based themselves of which character (which fyi that movie is one of armie hammer's fav movies)
cool hand luke
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which gives what explanation for the prisoners riot?
because they thought thats what real prisoners did
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but does zimbardo have evidence to suggest it was real to them?
yes
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quantitative data during procedure showed 90% prisoners conversations were about what?
prison life
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what did 'prisoner 416' express the view that?
prison was real but run by psychs > gov
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POOPY ****
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BABY SHARK
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DAVID DOBRIK
GREEN GOBLIN
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