Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison

  title={Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison},
  author={Craig Haney and Curtis Banks and Philip G. Zimbardo},
Abstract : Interpersonal dynamics in a prison environment were studied experimentally by designing a functional simulation of a prison in which subjects role-played prisoners and guards for an extended period of time. To assess the power of the social forces on the emergent behavior in this situation, alternative explanations in terms of pre-existing dispositions were eliminated through subject selection. Many of the subjects ceased distinguishing between prison role and their prior self… 

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Revisiting the Stanford prison experiment, again: Examining demand characteristics in the guard orientation

  • J. Bartels
  • Psychology
    The Journal of social psychology
  • 2019
The present results provide empirical support for speculation that the language of the guard orientation in the Stanford prison experiment sanctioned abuse among guards.