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The Stanford Prison Experiment

In 1971, Stanford psychology professor Phillip G. Zimbardo devised an experiment that would rapidly spiral out of control. A group of ordinary college students were divided arbitrarily into "prisoners" and "guards." Hidden cameras captured what happened next: the "guards" became gradually more sadistic, devising cruel mental tortures, while the "prisoners" either broke down or succumbed in cowed and mindless obedience. Combining grainy hidden-camera footage with retrospective interviews and narration by Zimbardo, this program chillingly demonstrates how easily individual values can break down under situational pressure, and why this important study is a metaphor for the effects of power in relationships where one person exerts control over another, be they husband/wife, doctor/patient, parent/child, victor/vanquished—almost any liaison humanity has devised. Warning: profanity. Mature students. Color with black-and-white. 50 minutes. Philip G. Zimbardo, Inc. ©1991.

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