When prisoners take over the prison: a social psychology of resistance.

@article{Haslam2012WhenPT,
  title={When prisoners take over the prison: a social psychology of resistance.},
  author={S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen David Reicher},
  journal={Personality and social psychology review : an official journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Inc},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          154-79
        }
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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