The Stanford Prison Experiment

In 1971, a group of American student volunteers adopted the roles of prisoners and guards in a specially controlled environment - it was quickly terminated as the participants were clearly being adversely affected.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 29'08''
  • Broadcast year: 2002
Curriculum Connection
  • Psychology | Non-custodial punishment as a response to criminal behaviour.

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Stanford Prison Experiment