Introduction: In 1971, famed social psychologist Philip Zimbardo began an experiment on the campus of Stanford University that was intended to study social roles and designed to last about two weeks. The experiment quickly took a dark turn and was abruptly ended on the sixth day. While heavily criticized, the experiment demonstrated the power of authority on behavior and sparked dialogue and new research on the human response to captivity.
For this assignment, please complete the following steps:
To learn more about the Stanford Prison Experiment, watch the documentary at the following link:https://youtu.be/sZwfNs1pqG0 (Opens in new window)
Additional information about the Stanford Prison Experiment can be found at www.prisonexp.org (Opens in new window)
In an essay, discuss the following:
What in your life would be examples of conforming into assigned roles?
What would be examples of conforming to submission or conforming to authority?
What are some real world examples that would compare with the prison guard/prisoner relationship? Explain how and why.
Important essay guidelines to follow:
Required font: Arial, 12 point
Required formatting: Double-spaced, 1-inch margins
Required length: 1 page (minimum)
When using outside sources (other than your textbook), you must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your submission.
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