Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Just ran across an article from the Standford magazine which is a fascinating look at the Stanford Prison Experiment including interviews with some of the people involved.  I was aware of this study, but I don't think I've read anything in depth before.  A good read.

The Menace Within
"Male college students needed for psychological study of prison life. $15 per day for 1-2 weeks. More than 70 people volunteered to take part in the study, to be conducted in a fake prison housed inside Jordan Hall, on Stanford's Main Quad. The leader of the study was 38-year-old psychology professor Philip Zimbardo. He and his fellow researchers selected 24 applicants and randomly assigned each to be a prisoner or a guard..."

No comments:

Post a Comment