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Unformatted text preview: Social roles and the power of the situation Diffusion of responsibility, dehumanization, attribution of blame Steady increase in aggressiveness each day Why didnt the good guards intervene? "I was instructed by persons in higher rank to stand there and hold this leash and look at the camera," she [Lynndie England] said "We don't feel like we were doing things we weren't supposed to, because we were told to do them. We think everything was justified because we were instructed to do this and do that." (CBS News, 5/12/04)...
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- Fall '09