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Famed Stanford Prison experiment, Fake

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  1. grasshopperglock

    grasshopperglock Spooky

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    http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.c...lies-and-fakery-shocking-expose-claims/228042

    (Original source, Daily Mail)

    One of the most famous and influential psychology studies of all time was based on lies and fakery, a new exposé reveals.

    The Stanford prison experiment purported to show we are all naturally inclined to abuse positions of power – after volunteers randomly assigned to act as prison guards began abusing volunteer inmates in a mock prison.

    But now a report from author and scientist Dr Ben Blum claims the research was all a sham. It points to recordings found in archives at Stanford University which show the study’s author Professor Philip Zimbardo encouraged guards to treat inmates poorly.

    Also, one volunteer prisoner has now admitted to faking a fit of madness that the study reported was driven by the prison’s brutal conditions.

    The revelations have sent scientists into uproar, with some calling for the experiment and its findings to be wiped from psychology textbooks worldwide.
     


  2. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

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    SMH
     
  3. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Wow, that’s actually a pretty big revelation.


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  4. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce Well-Known

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    If true.
     
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  5. Wildcat Diva

    Wildcat Diva Well-Known

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    That is fascinating and a lesson to learn about giving credibility where it’s not due and the need for critique.
     
  6. Fosty

    Fosty Active Member

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    Lame
     
  7. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf Well-Known

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    Shocking claim.
     
  8. busykngt

    busykngt TGT Addict

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    Sam, were you in on the study? Did you have anything to do with connecting up those electrodes to the “prisoners”?

    Doesn’t the “scientific method” say something about the results of experimentation have to be repeatable and duplicative? Did no other ‘psychology types’ ever bother to repeat the experiment?

    And last but not least, I’m reminded of the Ghostbuster’s movie (I think it was), where Bill Murray kept shocking the volunteer subject - even though he got the answer right. (Pretty funny.... but I’m easily entertained)
     
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  9. TheDan

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    Was the study ever duplicated with the same results? If not, then that should have been taken with a grain of salt in the first place.
     
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  10. pronstar

    pronstar Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I don’t believe it was.
    But back then, folks did a lot of oddball sociology experiments.

    There was even a Mouse Utopia experiment, which attempted to draw parallels between human and rodent behavior.

    I blame it on LSD


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