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On August 14, 1971, the notorious Stanford County Prison Experiment began leadby Philip Zimbardo. Its goal was to look at the psychological side of prison life and itused male college students to do it. These college students were divided into twogroups: the guards and the prisoners. William Sumner developed the idea of in-groups and out-groups in 1906. These groups show the power of inclusion andexclusion. In the Stanford County Prison Experiment the guards were the in-groupbecause they had the position of power and they abused it, while the prisoners werethe out-group because they were seen as inferior.One leader that stood out to me was Prisoner #5401. He volunteered for theexperiment because he believed the study was meant to control student radicals.Because he was a ringleader of the rebellion, he was treated especially poorly. I
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Spring
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KIm Kiesewetter
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Stanford prison experiment, Stanford County Prison Experiment

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