Sociology Paper - Stanford Prison Experiment

Posted: December 6, 2016


In whatever means you with (TYPED) please answer the following 2 questions in your own words. Please use sources to back up your opinion.

- If you were asked to discuss the Prison Experiment in light of one of the three major perspectives, which would you choose? Why?

- One of Prof. Zimbardo's conclusions was that the brutal behaviour found in real-life prisons is not due to the antisocial characteristics or personality defects of the guards or prisoners. (Environment, circumstance, leadership, etc.) Can you argue sociologically that he is right in his conclusion? How?

Value: 25