Notes 8.29 - Prisoner response • In approximately 36...

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8/29 - Easy to create explanations/excuses for a behavior - Personality o People have dispositions which will cause them to react in situations o Define: behavior originates in an individual - Power of a Situation o “I don’t normally behave this way, I got caught up in the events.” o Personality may not predict behavior when there is a strong situation o Picnic v. funeral Violation of norms punishment or rejection o Stanford Prison Experiment (Zimbardo) Prisoners and guards are the same type of people Prisoners were given typical prisoner treatment Guards were given few rules and regulations, glasses=anonymity Zimbardo=warren, enjoyed his own power
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Unformatted text preview: Prisoner response • In approximately 36 hours there was acute emotional disturbances Guard response • Power went to their heads You can create a situation to cause negative behavior-Explanations is the combination of situation and personality-Personality/Situation Interactions o Different reactions to same situation o People can alter situations to their benefit o People place themselves in situations which “fit” with them o Happiness as an organization What is it about the person What is it about the organization-Should be the general framework as we go forward...
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