Stanford Prison Experiment

Experiments that Changed Psychology

Any science outside of physics (including “hard sciences” such as biology and chemistry as well as “soft sciences” such as psychology and sociology) sometimes suffer from what has been dubbed “physics envy”—or, the idea that no other science can match the experimental rigor of what physicists have been able to reliably demonstrate. Ernest Rutherford, a […]

Can a Good Person Turn Bad?

In the discipline of social psychology, there is probably not a bigger, more influential name than Phillip Zimbardo. Zimbardo (who actually attended James Monroe High School in New York with another famous social psychologist, Stanley Milgram) became interested in the claims of abuse that had been occurring throughout America’s prisons. Zimbardo left his mark on the psychology […]