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Describe the Stanford prison experiment sample

24 male undergraduates

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Aim of the study

to investigate whether people conformed and obeyed l due to situational and dispositional factors

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How were prisoner and guard status allocated

randomly

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Weaknesses of this study

Researcher bias

Reicher and Haslam (2006) - opposite prisoners took over
(cultural differences)

Protection from harm

difficulty to generalise

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Strengths of the Stanford prison experiment

Random allocation of roles to participants - rids researcher bias


High control = high internal validity

Study was made as realistic as pssible