Conformity and Obedience: The Stanford Prison Experiments

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 300–500 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Conformity and Obedience

The Stanford Prison Experiments were some of the most famous studies on conformity and obedience in modern history. Go to this link to learn more about these experiments.

Part 1

Answer the following questions:

  • Some of the prison guards in this experiment exhibited cruel and violent behaviors. According to participants, this behavior was very different from their typical behavior. How would you explain this phenomenon?
  • Do you think that anyone participating in this experiment would have handled this situation in a fashion similar to those who participated? Explain your answer.
  • In your opinion, did Zimbardo’s work on this experiment contribute to a deeper understanding of society? Explain your answer.

Part 2

Review the American Sociological Association’s (ASA’s) Code of Ethics regarding the following research ethics topics:

  1. Professional Competence
  2. Integrity
  3. Professional and Scientific Responsibility
  4. Respect for People’s Rights, Dignity, and Diversity
  5. Social Responsibility

Answer the following questions:

  • Was the Stanford Prison Experiment “ethical” according to the ASA’s Code of Ethics?
  • Was the controversy worth the findings that this study revealed?

Part 3

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

  • What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
  • What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
  • What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
  • What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?

References

Zimbardo, P. H. (2014). Stanford Prison Experiment. Retrieved from: http://www.prisonexp.org/

American Sociological Association. (n.d.). ASA code of ethics. Retrieved fromhttp://www.asanet.org/about/ethics.cfm

How to place an order?

Take a few steps to place an order on our site:

  • Fill out the form and state the deadline.
  • Calculate the price of your order and pay for it with your credit card.
  • When the order is placed, we select a suitable writer to complete it based on your requirements.
  • Stay in contact with the writer and discuss vital details of research.
  • Download a preview of the research paper. Satisfied with the outcome? Press “Approve.”

Feel secure when using our service

It's important for every customer to feel safe. Thus, at TermPaperChampions, we take care of your security.

Financial security You can safely pay for your order using secure payment systems.
Personal security Any personal information about our customers is private. No other person can get access to it.
Academic security To deliver no-plagiarism samples, we use a specially-designed software to check every finished paper.
Web security This website is protected from illegal breaks. We constantly update our privacy management.

Get assistance with placing your order. Clarify any questions about our services. Contact our support team. They are available 24\7.

Still thinking about where to hire experienced authors and how to boost your grades? Place your order on our website and get help with any paper you need. We’ll meet your expectations.

Order now Get a quote

INTRODUCING MyWallet: We Have Made It A Whole Lot Easier To Place Orders With Us