When Prisoners Take Over the Prison

  title={When Prisoners Take Over the Prison},
  author={S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen D Reicher},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={154 - 179}
There is a general tendency for social psychologists to focus on processes of oppression rather than resistance. This is exemplified and entrenched by the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE). Consequently, researchers and commentators have come to see domination, tyranny, and abuse as natural or inevitable in the world at large. Challenging this view, research suggests that where members of low-status groups are bound together by a sense of shared social identity, this can be the basis for… 

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