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Watch the “Quiet Rage – The Standford Prison Experiment” which features archival footage, flashbacks, post-experiment interviews with the prisoners and guards, and comparisons with real prisons. It documents the surprise arrests by city police and vividly shows the pathology that developed among participants, forcing the two-week study to be terminated after only 6 days. Viewer-tested previews reveal its value across many high school and college courses and among a variety of community audiences, including correctional, judicial, military, and civic.
- How does this experiment contribute to theories of social structure and deviance learned in this week’s content? Reference at least one theory from each chapter.
- Moving beyond physical prisons built of steel and concrete, what psychological prisons do we create for ourselves and others? If prisons are seen as forms of control which limit individual freedom, how do they differ from the prisons we create through racism, sexism, ageism, poverty, and other social institutions?
- Extend your discussion to focus on the illusion of prison created in families, schools, or organizations where one individual become “guard” and the others becomes “prisoner” Justify your opinions with evidence.
- Your paper must be at least 400 words in length and include AT LEAST 1 ADDITIONAL outside source.
- It must be formatted according to APA 6th edition guidelines, including a cover sheet, abstract, and reference page.