Essays Tagged: "Zimbardo"

A Critique Of the Stanford Experiment

ory.'The Stanford experiment was performed by psychologists Craig Haney, W. CurtisBanks, and Philip Zimbardo. Their goal was to find out if ordinary people could becomeabusive if given the power to do ... ed the work of Stanley Milgram's experiment and how individuals became soviolent. Haney, Banks, and Zimbardo had to of known that if they gave the power to takecontrol of a situation the guards that t ...

(2 pages) 227 1 4.2 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Forms of Imprisonment. This deals with the mind of criminals and how they phsyically are in a prison but also how normal indivduals with mental disorder are in a state of imprisonment.

n plainly see that imprisonment can generally occur both in the physical and mental states of being.Zimbardo's "mock prison" held individuals in physical contempt. During physical incarceration an ind ... e ultimate reality is that forms of imprisonment exist in both the physical and abstract.WORKS CITEDZimbardo, Phillip K. "The Stanford Prison Experience." Writing and Reading Across theCurriculum. 7th ...

(3 pages) 188 5 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Any interpretation of obedience to authority, whether good or bad, or examination of the phenomenology of obedience to authority will lead a reader to make judments on human nature.

or maybe even both, and the characteristics they portray represent who they are. In the Milgram and Zimbardo experiments, volunteers were chosen to participate in a group project. Of the two experimen ... or placed in a prison, and the scientists were able to observe the subjects' behaviors. Milgram and Zimbardo's experiment was psychologically disturbing and harsh. The way scientists treated their sub ...

(6 pages) 233 0 4.5 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

LifeSpan Development -Psychology side. 'Discuss some of the Psychological Changes that Occur During Old Age.'

lly defined as the scientific study of the behaviour of individuals and their mental processes....'(ZIMBARDO,1992). So psychological change happens as we develop through our lifespan, which includes c ...

(9 pages) 592 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A synthesis of conscience vs. obedience.

and not necessarily because of whom they are. And in "The Stanford Prison Experiment," by Philip K. Zimbardo, he discusses the results of his controversial experiment designed to examine the ability o ... cts acted the way they perceived they had to behave due to the situation they were in (Parker 343). Zimbardo also questions the ability of individuals to resist an authority. In his prison experiment, ...

(4 pages) 245 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Informed Consent among prisoners-Ethics

. We certainly shouldn't deny them that.There was a case study done on this matter. In 1971, Philip Zimbardo conducted an experiment for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary (H ... gan to blur, as the majority "were no longer able to differentiate between role-playing and self." (Zimbardo, 1971) Some "prisoners" broke down, others rebelled and still others became apathetic and r ...

(4 pages) 79 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

An Evaluation of the Haney, Banks and Zimbardo 1973 study

EvaluationStudy: Haney, banks and Zimbardo (1973)A study of prisoners and guards in a simulated prisonKey issues/Theme : EthicsEcologi ... mindful of the potential permanent psychological damage, he did little to prevent it. By the point Zimbardo did stop the experiment some damage may have already been caused e.g. a fear of authority.I ...

(2 pages) 25 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Taking a Serious Look at Media Violence and its Effect on Children

the powerful and clever mass media. This idea was put into practice by psychology Professor Philip Zimbardo. His Stanford Prison Experiment of August 1971 quickly became a classic. Using realistic me ... complete control over others, can act like a monster. In a few days, the role dominated the person, Zimbardo recalled. They became guards and prisoners. So disturbing was the transformation that Zimba ...

(5 pages) 163 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Obediance and Deindividuation

ill do it, even if it is something the person does not believe is right. Also, studies conducted by Zimbardo (1973) on deindividuation have shown that a normally healthy, intelligent person can lose t ... an no longer be singled out and held personally responsible for behaviour. The studies conducted by Zimbardo (1973) and Milgram (1963) have been examined and compared in this essay.The notions of obed ...

(9 pages) 107 0 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Stanley Milgram's experiment with obedience and Philip Zimbardo's prison stimulation. How they fit in early approaches of modern psychology, were they ethical and would they have been conducted today?

After reading about Stanley Milgram's experiment with obedience and Philip Zimbardo's prison stimulation, I was amazed at how far the psychologist took these experiments. The ... ction to environmental stimuli. He rejected the exploration of mental processes as unscientific. In Zimbardo's simulation, the emotions of the prisoners were not taken into account unless there was a ... The individuals conducting the experiment violated the principles of right and wrong. For example, Zimbardo used volunteers for the prisoners and guards. They set no rules for the guards, but strict ...

(2 pages) 101 0 3.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Friendship and the theories of Friendship.

Friendship is defined by Philip Zimbardo as a relationship between people characterized by intimacy but not by passion and commitmen ... on social costs and benefits and hence we like those who give us maximum rewards at minimum costs. Zimbardo also introduces concepts like proximity, similarity, self disclosure, and physical attracti ... arer somebody is to us the higher the possibility of an argument. The other principle introduced by Zimbardo is the Similarity principle. This principle is the notion that people are attracted to thos ...

(3 pages) 59 1 4.2 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Comparitive Critique of Stanley Milgram's Prison Experiment and "The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism" by Marianne Szegedy-Maszak.

every human being has the potential to be a sadist. In "The Stanford Prison Experiment", Phillip G. Zimbardo examines how easily people can slip into roles and become sadistic to the people around the ... people turned into sadists who committed unfathomable acts of torture. Although Szegedy-Maszak and Zimbardo both suggest that every person has the potential to be a torturer, Zimbardo's experiment ad ...

(6 pages) 112 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Ethics in Research

such an extreme that the ethics of the study are discussed for hundreds of years. Haney, Banks, and Zimbardo's (1973) study unlocks a Pandora's box of questions pertaining to the serious effects roles ... l Principles of Psychologists andCode of Conduct. American Psychologist.Haney, C., Banks, C., & Zimbardo, P. (1973). A study of prisoners and guards in asimulated prison. Naval Research Review, 26 ...

(4 pages) 146 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Authority and Obedience should always be questioned

en performed, some of the most renowned being Milgram's electroshock teacher/learner experiment and Zimbardo's prison experiment. History is stricken with examples, from the large scale of Nazi German ... . At least, that's what one might conclude from the Stanford Prison experiment conducted by Phillip Zimbardo. Zimbardo was a Stanford professor who wanted to do an experiment on the effects of prison ...

(14 pages) 202 3 5.0 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The Stanford Prision Experiment

Philip Zimbardo, a world-renowned psychologist at Sanford University, conducted the landmark psychological ... nd offered $15 a day to participate in a 1-2 week study. Of the 75 participants that were selected, Zimbardo selected 21 to take part in the prison experiment. The subjects were predominantly white, w ... o the housing for the prison, along with rooms for the guards, warden, and superintendent. Notably, Zimbardo played the position of the superintendent, and a research assistant by the name of Jaffe pl ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Critique of Psychological Experiments and Subjects

sist tolerable dehumanizing authoritarian and power left them unsolved? Well, at least this is what Zimbardo came to think of and tried to find the root to authoritarianism. He is a psychologist who d ... king the mock prison experiment was "to study the effects of imprisonment upon volunteer research" (Zimbardo, 345). Zimbardo wanted to learn how prisoners and guards resist against one another. He fur ...

(8 pages) 33 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: a Lesson in the Power of Situation Critique

07) on "Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: a Lesson in the Power of Situation" by Philip G. Zimbardo. This article discusses issues related to how good people can turn bad.SUMMARYIn this artic ... of others, as 'animals,' and to accepting spurious rationales for why pain will be good for them," (Zimbardo, 2007, p. 4). The Stanford Prison Experiment is compared to the Abu Ghraib situation, and a ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jun/2012

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Book review on zimbardo prison study

RUNNING HEAD: BOOK REVIEW 1Book Review on Zimbardo's Prison StudyWong Jo EeC1200983SNHU Center for ProgramsPsychology of PersonalityPSY 216Fra ... ersonalityPSY 216Franklin MoraisIntroductionIn the classics' book review assignment, I chose Philip Zimbardo's famous research article on the study of psychological effects of role-playing as guards a ... the study of psychological effects of role-playing as guards and prisoners, or better known as the Zimbardo Prison Study (Haney, Banks, & Zimbardo, 1973). Zimbardo was hired as a professor of Psy ...

(10 pages) 4 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


ffect under highly controlled conditions (pg 56 Pearson custom sociology). Like the study by Philip Zimbardo's where he wanted to see if social environment can change human behavior (Zimbardo's 1972). ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception