Flashcards in Zimbardo key facts Deck (9):
what was the aim of Zimbardos study?
To investigate how readily people would conform to the roles of guard and prisoner in a role-playing exercise that simulated prison life.
when and where did the experiment take place?
1971 base of standford universities psychology department
what was the sampling?
volunteer sampling - newspaper advert asking for male students who would be paid £15 a day to take part
what was zimbardos role in the experiment?
he placed himself in the road of chief superintendent- this clouded his role and judgement regarding ethics
what were the investigator effects?
-it was in his interest to get shocking results as it led him to becoming a very successful psychologist
-he was heavily criticised for his involvement and the guards reported feeling pressured to give him the result he wanted
what were some ethical issues?
-werent protected physically or mentally
-guards were at risk of psychological harm as they had to deal with the things they had done
-lack of informed consent regarding the arrest
-not filly given the right to withdraw told to "sleep on it"
what are some specific prisoner example?
1)prisoner 416 went on a hunger strike which frustrated the guards
2)816 acted crazy as a way of getting out
what are some of the real life implications?
-during the iraq war american troops were pictured committing horrific acts towards the prisoners
-as the soliders had no history of violence,zimabardo argued it was the conditions of the prison itself that led to the behaviour
BAD CIDER COULD OFTEN BE CAUSED BY A BAD BARREL NOT A BAD APPLE