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The Stanford Prison Experiment is arguably one of the more famous psychological

The Stanford Prison Experiment is arguably one of the more famous psychological experiments of the past several decades. Discussed in most introductory psychology textbooks, this experiment evaluated the psychology of prison life. Though psychologists intended for the experiment to last two weeks, it had to be called off early, because the participants were beginning to show signs of depression and extreme stress. Read more about this fascinating look at human psychology at: http://www.prisonexp.org/ (Links to an external site.) When finished, answer the following questions: How did the “prisoners” cope with their feelings of frustration and powerlessness? What are the three types of “guards” that emerged? What characteristics did they display? Why was the experiment brought to an abrupt and early end? What do the results of this experiment tell us about real life prisons? What do the results of this experiment tell us about human nature?

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