What the Stanford prison experiment really tells us about tyrants

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Nearly half-a-century ago, 24 male students hoping to make some holiday money turned up at Stanford University, California, for what would become one of the most notorious experiments in the field of human…

  • Alison Brown
  • Brisbane Times

The volunteers were recruited by Professor Philip Zimbardo and were randomly assigned to be either “prisoners” or “guards” in a mock prison that had been constructed in the basement of the Stanford psychology…

Pereo 1aZimbardo’s experiment was supposed to last two weeks but was cut short just six days later, after a…

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