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Submission date: 21-May-2021 01:18AM (UTC+0800)Submission ID: 1590473697File name: Calleja-Thought_paper_2.pdf (82.04K)Word count: 967Character count: 4911Plagiarism checker score: 2% Similarity indexA critical review of the Zimbardo PrisonExperimentby Calleja Clarence
Stanford Prison Experiment is an experiment that simulates the psychological effects ofbeing a prisoner and someone who works in a prison. During the summer of 1971 Dr. Zimbardotried to look for an answer to the question: what would happen if you put good people in a placewith an evil nature? The planned 2 weeks study was halted and became a 6 day experiment, due tosome participants misbehaving. The guards (who claimed to have a good character) behavesadistically and the prisoners experience a lot of stress. SPE (a study about social psychology)shows what human nature truly is. According to Dr. Zimbardo the aim of the study is to extend theperspective that social context can affect human behavior in so many ways (Haney & Zimbardo,1998). Despite having a good goal, the said study faced a lot of criticisms. Criticisms like, thestudy is unethical and it lacks ecological validity.Personally, I believe that the goal of Dr. Zimbardo is a good goal and his experiment is agood experiment but there are some issues that should be considered as a big deal. One of those isthe idea of ethically abusive nature. As we all know Ethics is already considered in all courses that

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