Stanford Prison simulation experiment by Zimbardo

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In what year did Zimbardo carry out his experiment?
1973
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What was the aim of Zimbardo's study?
To investigate how far and quickly people's behaviour changed when they took on another social role, and to investigate if negative behaviour was dispostional or situational
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How did they choose the participants
They advertised for male participants and chose the ones who they deemed emotionally stable, they paid them $15 a day to take part. They were randomly assigned the roles of guards or prisoners
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How did the experiment start?
The local police arrested the 9 prisoners without warning. They were taken, blindfolded, to the prison, stripped and sprayed with disinfectant
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What did the prisoners have to wear?
They were given smocks to wear and their prison numbers; they were referred to by their prison number only
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What did the guards have to wear?
There were three guards on each shift who wore khaki uniforms, dark glasses, and carried wooden batons
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