Professor Sharon McNelly
Zimbardo Research Paper The Stanford Prison Experiment was a study conducted in 1971 by Dr. Phillip Zimbardo. According to Dr. Steve Taylor (2007), “It’s probably the best known psychological study of all time.” (Classic Studies in Psychology, 2007). Zimbardo stated that the point was to see what would happen if he put “really good people in a bad place” (Dr. Zimbardo, 2007). He did this during a time were most college students were protesting for peace and were against anything authoritarian. The experiment contained both positive and negative aspects; which will be discussed further in this paper.
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Safeguards have been put in place to reduce the likelihood of ethical concerns arising in research studies to protect the participants and the good standing of experiments or research. Although some of the safeguards are too strict and can interfere with research; there are some experiments that could use sterner regulations. Participants should be given the opportunity to leave the experiment as soon as they no longer feel comfortable. It is also important to remain upfront and honest about the research. Many experiments require participants not to know what the research is observing, however; it is unethical to use dishonestly to lure people into agreeing to participate. Questionnaires