Psych100L report 5

Psych100L report 5 - The Stanford Prison Experiment Lab...

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The Stanford Prison Experiment – Lab Report The Stanford Prison Experiment delivered surprising and even frightening results. It demonstrated the power of playing a role, and the applications of the experiment are widespread. Though the experiment must have been discontinued when it was—or perhaps earlier—for ethical reasons, it would certainly be interesting to see what would have come of a longer lasting version of the experiment. There doesn’t seem to have been any long-term harm done to the participants, but the suffering inflicted on the “inmate” students during the experiment certainly necessitated an early end to the experiment. Because there doesn’t appear to have been any permanent harm done to the participants, and the knowledge it granted was so revolutionary, one would be tempted to say that the ends justified the means. However, it was impossible to know the ends from the beginning, or just what the means could be. Ethical questions are difficult ones to Name:
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course PSYC 100L taught by Professor Atkins during the Spring '08 term at Macalester.

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