What was Zimbardo's prison study?

(c) Complying with the actual or perceived demands in the experi­mental situation, and acting on the basis of their own role-related expectancies, the subjects produced data highly in accord with the experimental hypothesis.

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Zimbardo randomly selected the males to be either the prisoners or the guards....

PHILIP ZIMBARDO, TED talk, Sep. 2008

The preparation and execution of the study was amazingly thorough and realistic. It began on a Sunday morning as police swept through Palo Alto, the home of Stanford University, picking up the students who had been selected as prisoners. The sirens blared as students who had been tapped to play the prisoner role were arrested, placed spread-eagled against a car, searched, handcuffed, and booked at the police station. After some fingerprinting and paperwork, the prisoners were transported to Stanford County Prison, which was actually the basement of the Stanford psychology building, unused in the weeks after summer term.

PHILIP ZIMBARDO, TED talk, Sep. 2008

In 1975, social psychologist Philip Zimbardo conducted an experiment demonstrating that violent and aggressive behavior could be elicited from typical college students simply by asking them to act in the role of a prison guard. Zimbardo was curious about the psychological effects of imprisonment, so he arranged for students to enact the roles of prisoners or prison guards. Male subjects were recruited through newspaper ads offering them $15 a day to participate. Seventy-five men applied to participate, and 19 were chosen. A battery of tests was employed to select those with the most stable personalities. Volunteers were randomly assigned to play prison guard or prisoner through the flip of a coin.

This experiment was conducted by a famous psychologist named Philip Zimbardo.

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Zimbardo noted that every single student playing the guard role became authoritarian and abusive at least once, and many of them seemed to enjoy the role. Although Zimbardo did not tell the guards to act aggressive, evidently they felt this was part of the prison guard role or stereotype. Perhaps they had gotten this idea from watching old movies. Whatever the reason, they willingly acted the role.

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By the 1970s, a decade after Milgram showed the potential power of the situation, Zimbardo decided to see if ordinary college students could be similarly affected. He arranged an experiment to demonstrate the power of the situation to overpower individual personality, ethics and morals.

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by Nick Wenner (March/April) took me back to the summers of 1959 and 1960, when I made a survey of the flora and vegetation of Jasper Ridge and Searsville Lake. My trudging over, around and through both resulted in my second scientific paper (The Vascular Plants of the Jasper Ridge Biological Experimental Area of Stanford University, Research Report No. 2, Jasper Ridge Biological Experimental Area, 1962). Wenner states that the lake was closed to the public in 1972, but I can vouch that there were No Swimming signs around it in my time there. Perhaps the most important scientific observation that I made on the ridge was to discover that the ubiquitous poison oak wafts its resins into the air on very hot days. You do not have to touch it to get it!

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I didn't think it was ever meant to go the full two weeks. I think Zimbardo wanted to create a dramatic crescendo, and then end it as quickly as possible. I felt that throughout the experiment, he knew what he wanted and then tried to shape the experiment—by how it was constructed, and how it played out—to fit the conclusion that he had already worked out. He wanted to be able to say that college students, people from middle-class backgrounds—people will turn on each other just because they're given a role and given power.

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Zimbardo said a battery of tests were employed to select those with the most stable personalities. Volunteers were randomly assigned to play prison guard or prisoner through the flip of a coin.