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Social Psych

Social Psych - Chapter 8 Social Psychology Zimbardo...

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Chapter 8: Social Psychology Zimbardo Experiment Can you take basically good people and put them in a uniform and change their personality? All male Turned the psychology department into a mock prison Some of the participants would be guards and some would be prisoners If you were a guard, there was to be no physical damage, but he did not say anything about emotional damage Was the experiment ethical? Was supposed to last two weeks Guards got bored and decided to play mind games with the prisoners The power of the situation Makes it very clear that he did not expect it to turn out the way that it did and did not mean for it to be unethical Prejudice Being prejudiced is having an unjustified negative attitude toward an individual based on the individual’s membership in a group Prejudice can take place in many forms such as age, sex, race, religion, or nationality Definitions
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