Coverage of the Stanford Prison Experiment in Introductory Psychology Textbooks

@article{Griggs2014CoverageOT,
  title={Coverage of the Stanford Prison Experiment in Introductory Psychology Textbooks},
  author={Richard A. Griggs},
  journal={Teaching of Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={41},
  pages={195 - 203}
}
  • R. Griggs
  • Published 1 July 2014
  • Psychology
  • Teaching of Psychology
Zimbardo’s 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE), one of the most famous studies in psychology, is discussed in most introductory textbooks. The present study is concerned with the nature of this coverage, given that there have been myriad criticisms, especially recently, of the SPE. These criticisms concern both Zimbardo’s situationist explanation of the outcome and the study’s methodology, such as the presence of strong demand characteristics. Thirteen contemporary introductory textbooks were… 
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