The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium


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18 hours ago by scritic
The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?
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yesterday by soobrosa
The story behind the Stanford Prison Experiment.
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2 days ago by danielameleo
Ben Blum:
<p>Whether you learned about Philip Zimbardo’s famous “Stanford Prison Experiment” in an introductory psych class or just absorbed it from the cultural ether, you’ve probably heard the basic story.

Zimbardo, a young Stanford psychology professor, built a mock jail in the basement of Jordan Hall and stocked it with nine “prisoners,” and nine “guards,” all male, college-age respondents to a newspaper ad who were assigned their roles at random and paid a generous daily wage to participate. The senior prison “staff” consisted of Zimbardo himself and a handful of his students.

The study was supposed to last for two weeks, but after Zimbardo’s girlfriend stopped by six days in and witnessed the conditions in the “Stanford County Jail,” she convinced him to shut it down. Since then, the tale of guards run amok and terrified prisoners breaking down one by one has become world-famous, a cultural touchstone that’s been the subject of books, documentaries, and feature films — even an episode of Veronica Mars.

The SPE is often used to teach the lesson that our behavior is profoundly affected by the social roles and situations in which we find ourselves. But its deeper, more disturbing implication is that we all have a wellspring of potential sadism lurking within us, waiting to be tapped by circumstance. It has been invoked to explain the massacre at My Lai during the Vietnam War, the Armenian genocide, and the horrors of the Holocaust. And the ultimate symbol of the agony that man helplessly inflicts on his brother is Korpi’s famous breakdown, set off after only 36 hours by the cruelty of his peers.

There’s just one problem: Korpi’s breakdown was a sham.

“Anybody who is a clinician would know that I was faking,” he told me last summer, in the first extensive interview he has granted in years. “If you listen to the tape, it’s not subtle. I’m not that good at acting. I mean, I think I do a fairly good job, but I’m more hysterical than psychotic.”

Now a forensic psychologist himself, Korpi told me his dramatic performance in the SPE was indeed inspired by fear, but not of abusive guards. Instead, he was worried about failing to get into grad school.</p>


Failure to peer-review or duplicate is a big problem for sociology.
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2 days ago by charlesarthur
“The Lifespan of a Lie” by // A very important story. Disturbing. But very important.
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2 days ago by fkbarrett
On the Stanford Prison Experiment, which continues to be referenced and taught as an example of the effect of situational pressures on individual behavior, despite deep and well-known flaws and even outright lies told by Zimbardo about how the experiment progressed.
history  psychology  prisons  behavior 
3 days ago by johnmfrench
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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4 days ago by mnewt
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4 days ago by craniac
"The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?"
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4 days ago by tsuomela
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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4 days ago by sneak
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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5 days ago by jrdodds
Stanford Prison Experiment
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5 days ago by oripsolob
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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5 days ago by damaddok
Standford Prison Experiment
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5 days ago by mark.larios
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5 days ago by tellio
Somehow, neither Prescott’s letter nor the failed replication nor the numerous academic critiques have so far lessened the grip of Zimbardo’s tale on the public imagination. The appeal of the Stanford prison experiment seems to go deeper than its scientific validity, perhaps because it tells us a story about ourselves that we desperately want to believe: that we, as individuals, cannot really be held accountable for the sometimes reprehensible things we do. As troubling as it might seem to accept Zimbardo’s fallen vision of human nature, it is also profoundly liberating. It means we’re off the hook. Our actions are determined by circumstance. Our fallibility is situational. Just as the Gospel promised to absolve us of our sins if we would only believe, the SPE offered a form of redemption tailor-made for a scientific era, and we embraced it.
6 days ago by spectrevision
“The reason I took the job was that I thought I’d have every day to sit around by myself and study for my GREs,” Korpi explained of the Graduate Record Exams often used to determine admissions, adding that he was scheduled to take the test just after the study concluded. Shortly after the experiment began, he asked for his study books. The prison staff refused. The next day Korpi asked again. No dice. At that point he decided there was, as he put it to me, “no point to this job.” First, Korpi tried faking a stomach-ache. When that didn’t work, he tried faking a breakdown. Far from feeling traumatized, he added, he had actually enjoyed himself for much of his short tenure in the jail, other than a tussle with the guards over his bed.
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6 days ago by jomc
Changing perspectives on the Stanford Prison Experiment.
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6 days ago by gominokouhai
The Stanford Prison Experiment
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6 days ago by eternalsojourn
The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?
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6 days ago by WFreeland
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the…
6 days ago by meydench
Hey check it out, the Stanford Prison Experiment was bullshit. (h/t )
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7 days ago by misuba
The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?
7 days ago by jkr
"Somehow, neither Prescott’s letter nor the failed replication nor the numerous academic critiques [of the Stanford Prison Experiment] have so far lessened the grip of Zimbardo’s tale on the public imagination. The appeal of the Stanford prison experiment seems to go deeper than its scientific validity, perhaps because it tells us a story about ourselves that we desperately want to believe: that we, as individuals, cannot really be held accountable for the sometimes reprehensible things we do. As troubling as it might seem to accept Zimbardo’s fallen vision of human nature, it is also profoundly liberating. It means we’re off the hook. Our actions are determined by circumstance. Our fallibility is situational. Just as the Gospel promised to absolve us of our sins if we would only believe, the SPE offered a form of redemption tailor-made for a scientific era, and we embraced it."
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7 days ago by debrouwere
about the stanley prison experiment
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7 days ago by msnu
Alex Haslam and Stephen Reicher
8 days ago by mkerrigan44
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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8 days ago by mathewi
Stanford prison experiment.
8 days ago by lkesteloot
Zimbardo Stanford Prison Experiment
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8 days ago by jaskerr
RT nobody_indepth : 사실 최근에 나온 기사 중에서 한국 트위터에 잘 검색이 안 되는 얘기인데 특기할만한게 심리학 교과서에서 유명한 Zimbardo의 스탠포드 감옥실험. 링크가 기사. 요약하자면 그 실험과 그 해석이 사실상 사기라는거. http://bit.ly/2t00TNL June 12, 2018 at 03:10AM http://twitter.com/nobody_indepth/status/1006237152798302210
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8 days ago by seoulrain
RT : Psychologists: please read this.
We must stop celebrating this work. It’s anti-scientific. Get it out of textbooks.
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8 days ago by wspr
Favorite tweet: sarahjeong

I knew there were some sketchy things about the Stanford prison experiment but whew this piece! https://t.co/Bg3d4Tzoof

— CHAOS 🐉 (@sarahjeong) June 11, 2018

http://twitter.com/sarahjeong/status/1006209953932013568
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8 days ago by tswaterman
The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?
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8 days ago by cierniak
Failure to replicate: Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Exeriment
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8 days ago by yig
RT : I knew there were some sketchy things about the Stanford prison experiment but whew this piece!
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8 days ago by kev_nz
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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8 days ago by indirect
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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8 days ago by evrenk
RT : Psychologists: please read this.
We must stop celebrating this work. It’s anti-scientific. Get it out of textbooks.
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8 days ago by joegermuska
Psychologists: please read this.
We must stop celebrating this work. It’s anti-scientific. Get it out of textbooks.
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8 days ago by jtth
RT : "The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham."

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8 days ago by e_j
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the basement of the Stanford psychology department, naked beneath a thin white smock bearing the number 8612, screaming his head off
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8 days ago by Jswindle
RT : "The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham."

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8 days ago by willwilkinson
"The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham."

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8 days ago by gojomo
The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium

It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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9 days ago by zephoria
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy…
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9 days ago by mattl
TIL the famous Standford Prison Experiment was a unreplicatable fraud:

and the Milgram exp…
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9 days ago by kartik