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I learned about this in school. Guess now it is time to unlearn it.
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RT @rcbregman@twitter.com
An incredibly important paper has just been published about the Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous experiments in psychology. Thibault Le Texier, a French sociologist, reveals that it's basically a hoax. A lie.
psycnet.apa.org/doiLanding?doi
twitter.com/rcbregman/status/1

@yatil an interesting paper and certainly it has long been clear that the data collection and scientific merits of the original 'study' are questionable. But to dismiss it as a hoax or lie I think undermines the truth which ongoing citing of the study seeks to highlight: man's capacity for inhumanity to man.

For even if the original study falls at the first hurdle, history is, I am sad to say, repleat with testimony of the underlying cardinal rule.

@rw hm. From what I remember the conclusion was not “humans treat each other in inhuman ways” (which is pretty obvious every day) but that a power imbalance naturally leads to inhumane treatment. That such a treatment is unavoidable.

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