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Andrew Demkovich Dr. Holdway English 1101 10/17/06 The “Stanford Prison Experiment” Critique In 1973 Philip Zimbardo failed to complete an experiment at Stanford University in which he studied the psychological effects on students of a mock prison. The experiment was to last two weeks but was ended after only six days because of prisoner safety. In Zimbardo’s experiment the initial set up and planning is a success. The experiment has enough volunteers, which after interviews and tests proves to be normal, all-around, average college students. The prison setup in the basement of Stanford’s Psychology Building is very realistic. The lawyers, parole officers, and warden are added to the “real” prison feel. The assigning of roles, ten prisoners and eleven as prison guards is conducted fairly and simply with a flip of a coin. Everyone participating willingly agrees to fulfill his role and gives consent to begin standard prison procedures. The experiment moves in the right direction as Police arrest, read rights, and apprehend the prisoners as they’re brought in for booking. All prisoners are even assigned a cell and prison
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Dude during the Fall '07 term at College of DuPage.

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