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1Stanford Prison ExperimentLindsey BowlwareCOM/60003/30/2020Dr. J. McTyre
2The Stanford Prison ExperimentThe Stanford prison experiment was a study in social psychology amongst collegestudents that was conducted by Stanford University in August 1971. The experiment wasconducted by Philip Zimbardo and used 24 individuals who were assigned roles of prisoner orguard in a fake prison (Quiet Rage: The Stanford prison experiment, 2004). The experiment usedthe Palo Alto police department in arresting the participants at home against their knowledgefollowed by booking each participant then driving them to the mock prison located at StanfordUniversity.The Stanford prison experiment was scheduled to last 14 days but ended in six dueto many issues that arose.Identify one or two ethical issues that occurred in this experiment.The Stanford prison experiment had many ethical issues occur during theexperiment. These ethical issues include the right to withdraw, informed consent, andprotection from harm (Mcleod, 2020). During the experiment, individuals were subjectedto physical and psychological harm it was reported some inmates experiencedpsychological harm that leads to breakdowns and random outburst of crying. Someinmates disclosed they want to withdraw but wasn’t allowed due to Zimbardo (Mcleod,2020).

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