Research Methods A look at how psychologists conduct research and some famous psychology experiments.

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Zimbardos study: What was learned? Guards will play one of 3 roles: Guards will play one of 3 roles: Leader that tries to be mean, exploits power position Leader that tries to be mean, exploits power position Followergoes along with leaders cruelty Followergoes along with leaders cruelty Avoidertries to ignore or escape the cruelty but does nothing to stop it Avoidertries to ignore or escape the cruelty but does nothing to stop it Prisoners do one of the following: Prisoners do one of the following: submit to will/authority of guards submit to will/authority of guards try to rebel through hunger strikes, active rebellion try to rebel through hunger strikes, active rebellion do NOT tend to band together against injustices of guards do NOT tend to band together against injustices of guards Conclusion: The environment can cause people to do bad things and be quiet in face of injustice Conclusion: The environment can cause people to do bad things and be quiet in face of injustice Unethical? Unethical? Zimbardo should not have played role of warden Zimbardo should not have played role of warden Zimbardo failed to protect emotional well being of both guards and prisoners Zimbardo failed to protect emotional well being of both guards and prisoners