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Zimbardo Prison Study
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Prisoners were 'arrested', stripped and deloused (cleaned). Guards used press-ups as punishments.
Prisoners rebelled by barricading themselves in. Guards punished ringleaders with solitary confinement, and rewarded those who weren't responsible with washing privileges.
Guards became more brutal and refused to let prisoners leave their cells. One prisoner had a breakdown.
Participant who had broken down was allowed to leave.
Guards made prisoners clean toilets with their bare hands, and also sexually humiliated them.
Guards had total power and all the prisoners obeyed them. Zimbardo's visiting Psychology graduate girlfriend Christina Maslach objected to the study and convinced him to stop.
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