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Zimbardo's experiment movie

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Oren Amitay

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Lecture 21
Show film about 2 of the most famous experiment in psychology
oMainly Zimbardo & Milligrams shockingly promoted uni to think about
ethics board
oIn the McDonald study they caught the guy but not charged (say not
enough evidence but lot of circumstantial evidence)
Who did the jail time? Mangers ex-fiancée because he was the one
who demand & did the sex act on the woman (employee)
CBC it is TV program host by Avis ( good on one-one interview, but horrible on
group control/ interview) they have theme they are trying to promote (Exam) :
Power of situations & Power of roles compliance of authority, persuasion , &
oHowever, in the McDonalds story , they give only give you half the story 
give you a biased perspective same w/ the Zimbardo study
oZimbardo study theme good ppl in crazy situations do crazy things
Zimbardo/ Stanford Prison Study :
oAd: Male college students needed for psychological study of prison life. $15
per day for 1-2 weeks beginning Aug 14. For further info & applications come
to room 248, Jordan Hall, Stanford U.
This ad is one of the most impt things you could take from the exp 
another impt part is the film is CBC Big Picture
Zimbardo exp is disturbing for Prof for couple of reasons Zimbardo is supposedly a
very nice man & has done a lot of wrk he is philanthropist & famous in psych field
But many problems w/ this exp lec 21 & 22
oFacts: Only 70 ppl applied 2 dozens were chosen & did some simple tests
to imply these were psych. Healthy individuals
oAll the Text book says about the important thing in exp what decide who
gets to be the guard & prisoner is by flip of coin Random Assignment it
is important in any study for it implies the person did not chose but it is by
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