GB Ch 7 Readings on Stanford Experiment (page 6)

GB Ch 7 Readings on Stanford Experiment (page 6) - Brady...

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Unformatted text preview: Brady and Logsdon Business Ethics 6 The most striking result of the experiment was that apparently normal people could act with abuse and even cruelty when placed in a compelling situation. As the experiment progressed, the guards acted with increasing aggression even after the prisoners became withdrawn and docile. For example, the researchers reported that one guard . . . detained an "incorrigible" prisoner in solitary confinement beyond the duration set by the guards' own rules and then he conspired to keep him in a hole (a closet measuring two-by-two feet) all night while attempting to conceal this information from the experimenters who were thought to be too soft on the prisoners (Haney et al ., 1973, p. 92; parenthetical statement added). Another guard who did not know that he was being observed paced the "Yard" during the early morning hours while the prisoners slept, vigorously pounding his nightstick in...
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This note was uploaded on 12/02/2011 for the course GEN BUS 201 taught by Professor Susanpark during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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