What was the BBC Prison Study?
Besides, who conducted the BBC Prison Study?
Zimbardo, P. (2006). On rethinking the psychology of tyranny: The BBC Prison Study. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 47–53.
Furthermore, what type of study was the Stanford Prison Experiment? The Stanford prison experiment (SPE) was a social psychology experiment that attempted to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison officers.
Also, what was Zimbardo's role in the prison study?
Guards were instructed to do whatever they thought was necessary to maintain law and order in the prison and to command the respect of the prisoners. Zimbardo observed the behaviour of the prisoners and guards (as a researcher), and also acted as a prison warden.
Why did Dr Philip Zimbardo the principal investigator of the Stanford Prison Experiment stop the experiment before its conclusion?
Results of the Stanford Prison Experiment While the Stanford Prison Experiment was originally slated to last 14 days, it had to be stopped after just six due to what was happening to the student participants. The guards became abusive, and the prisoners began to show signs of extreme stress and anxiety.