1. Describe the main findings from Zimbardo’s notable Prison Guard study and why many of these results were so shocking to researchers. Which result(s) most surprised you?
2. Describe the main findings from the BBC Prison study. What result(s) were surprising to you? What were your main reactions while watching this video?
3. Compare and contrast these two studies. Why is it important to replicate research findings? What are some newly discovered criticisms/revelations regarding Zimbardo’s study? How may these discoveries undermine Zimbardo’s famous research findings, and more broadly, psychology research in general? How can we attempt to prevent “bad science” from being conducted and published.
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