Haz Amerika Become the Reality of the Abusive and Cruel Stanford Prison Experiment?

Experiment author Stanford Psychologist Philip Zimbardo has a lot to say. By Chauncey DeVega Photo Credit: agsandrew / Shutterstock.com In 1971 Philip Zimbardo conducted one of the most widely known social psychology experiments of all time. A professor at Stanford University, Zimbardo recruited 18 college-aged male students to play the role of guards and inmates in […]

Does Power Corrupt Everyone Equally?

A new film reveals an important but rarely discussed lesson of the Stanford Prison Experiment By Scott Barry Kaufman | September 3, 2015 “Any man can withstand adversity; if you want to test his character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln I recently watched the movie adaptation of the Stanford Prison Experiment. Like most reviewers, […]

Revolutionary Daily Thought

“With numbing regularity good people were seen to knuckle under the demands of authority and perform actions that were callous and severe. Men who are in everyday life responsible and decent were seduced by the trappings of authority, by the control of their perceptions, and by the uncritical acceptance of the experimenter’s definition of the […]