Discuss: The Stanford Prison Study: Ethical Issues

Instructions
Discuss: The Stanford Prison Study: Ethical Issues
Please note – Although you can view the instructions for this discussion at any time, you will only be able to access the forum during the week of the module.  Please see the course schedule for the dates associated with each module/folder.
You are required to respond to the topic below.
After reading Chapter 3 in your text and viewing the assigned video, answer the following questions:

  1. How does the Stanford prison study connect to the ethical issues raised in the book chapter?
  2. How do the features of the true (classic) experimental design mitigate against the ‘individual’ explanations for the extreme behavior of the ‘prison guards’ that resulted? That is, how do the elements characterizing a true experiment refute the argument that the guards’ actions can be explained away as being the behavior of inherently ‘bad’ people?

 
Watch the Video to respond to the questions:
The Stanford Prison Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZwfNs1pqG0
Instructions
Discuss: The Stanford Prison Study: Ethical Issues
Please note – Although you can view the instructions for this discussion at any time, you will only be able to access the forum during the week of the module.  Please see the course schedule for the dates associated with each module/folder.
You are required to respond to the topic below.
After reading Chapter 3 in your text and viewing the assigned video, answer the following questions:

  1. How does the Stanford prison study connect to the ethical issues raised in the book chapter?
  2. How do the features of the true (classic) experimental design mitigate against the ‘individual’ explanations for the extreme behavior of the ‘prison guards’ that resulted? That is, how do the elements characterizing a true experiment refute the argument that the guards’ actions can be explained away as being the behavior of inherently ‘bad’ people?

 
Watch the Video to respond to the questions:
The Stanford Prison Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZwfNs1pqG0
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