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The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential. We just learned it was a fraud.

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Indigophoton, Jun 14, 2018.

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    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/20...rison-experiment-fraud-psychology-replication
     
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    Samuel Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    robbers cove, milgram, etc.

    the kitty genovese case has also been challenged, in case it didn't mention that.
     
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    Eric Fromm in "The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness" (1973), had good criticisms of the experiment, and why it could and should not be used to tell a simple story of human nature.

    This web page explains his criticisms well I think.
    http://www.angelfire.com/or/sociologyshop/frozim.html
     
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    "In science, too often, the first demonstration of an idea becomes the lasting one — in both pop culture and academia. But this isn’t how science is supposed to work at all!"
     
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    "Seven years of college down the drain!"

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    The author of the Stanford Prison Experiment was actually the co-author of the introductory textbook used in my college psychology course. According to Wikipedia, it's a very widely used textbook, but I can't recall if it discusses the prison experiment. It and the Milgram Experiment were certainly discussed by my professor though.
     
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    An essay relating the Milgram Experiment to international relations was included in a text for my introductory international politics class.
    At least in international relations there's little pretense that everybody isn't just guessing...
     

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