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Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Notes from MAPPING

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

CHAPTER 5Interpersonal Dynamics in a Simulated Prison Craig Haney W Curtis Banks Philip G Zimbardoy This second reading in the social research section reviews the research methodology used in Zimbardos famous prison study conducted in 1971 y Zimbardo a professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University was fascinated with the social dynamics of prisons especially the social interaction that takes place between guards and prisoners the selection below takes us inside the research world of the prison environment and reveals many ethical and logistical concerns about using social experiments to study human behaviour y There is substantial evidence that prisons really neither rehabilitate nor act as a deterrent to future crimey Attempts at explaining the deplorable condition of our penal system and its dehumanizing effects upon prisoners and guards characteristically focus upon what can be called the dispositional hypothesis rarely expressed explicitly it is central to a prevalent nonconscious ideology The state of the social institution of prison is due to the nature of the people who administrate it or the nature of the people who populate it or both y The dispositional hypothesis has
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