GB Ch 7 Readings on Stanford Experiment (page 5)

GB Ch 7 Readings on Stanford Experiment (page 5) - Brady...

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Brady and Logsdon Business Ethics 5 The outcome of the experiment, however, was quite dramatic and unexpected by the  researchers. In less than thirty-six hours, one of the prisoners showed signs of severe  psychosomatic disturbance and had to be released early; a few hours later, rebellion  broke out. Four other prisoners who developed severe psychological symptoms were  also released early. Guards were aggressive, and in at least one case abusive, and  seemed to enjoy the exercise of power, often volunteering for extra duty without  additional pay. Designed to last two weeks, the experiment was terminated after just six  days. Most of the guards were disappointed, while the remaining prisoners were elated.  The researchers concluded that the extent to which normal-average individuals rapidly  conformed to roles based on extreme differences in power and dependency and  exhibited pathological and anti-social behaviors supported the situational hypothesis. 
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