Perspectives & Approaches
An approach that seeks to understand human behavior in its broader social context
Philosophy or social theory based on the ideas of Karl Marx.
A broad range of approaches dealing wi
Sociologist who believe that research can be unaffected by their personal prejudices and
values are mistaken. Explain and asses this claim.
Sociologist who believe their research can be carried out, unaffected by their perso
The Stanford prison experiment
By: Philip Zimbardo
1) What is the subject of the study?
To show how the taking of social roles would lead to excessive conformity to those roles.
To test the dispositional hypothesis.
Bobo doll experiment:
o Aim-Investigating if social behaviors can be acquired by imitation and observation
o Ethical problems-the children themselves did not consent to the experiment
o Logistical problemseasy t