SECTION 3: REFLECTION – Stanford’s Prison Experiment


Given the ethical issues discussed in section 1, should the experiment have taken place?
Discuss the significance of the results, as well as short-term or long-term impact on individuals or the profession.
– How could the study have been conducted differently to avoid/reduce the ethical concerns?
– Would you agree to be part of such a study today—as researcher or participant?
What would need to change for you to be more comfortable?
– How would such a study/results look different if conducted in tis part of the world? Discuss any cultural relevance/issues?