The Stanford Prison Experiment: A lie that won’t die

You’ve probably heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment from a textbook, a documentary, or maybe you even saw the 2015 feature film of the same name. If not, this was an experiment carried out in 1971 by Stanford psychology professor Philip Zimbardo. The idea was to hire students to act as either prisoners or guards for two weeks to see how they would react to the experience. But after just six days, the experiment was ended. The student guards had immediately become vicious...


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