Stanford Prison Experiment

famous Experiment documented at Some of the experiment's findings have been called into question, and the experiment has been criticized for unethical[4][5] and unscientific practices. Critics have noted that Zimbardo instructed the "guards" to exert psychological control over the "prisoners", and that some of the participants behaved in a way that would help the study, so that, as one "guard" later put it, "the researchers would have something to work with." The experiment has also been criticized for its small sample size and unrepresentative sample population, especially given that flyers recruiting people for the experiment advertised it as dealing with "prison life". The results of the experiment have never been successfully replicated.

Jul'2011: interviews with participants.

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