The Stanford Prison Experiment: The Evolution Of Psychological Experiments
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INFLUENTIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIMENTS.
AIYSHA NUR AHMED
Psychological experiments allow us to experiment on humans in different situations to understand their behavior and mind, and that has served mankind well for over a hundred years. Psychological experiments have evolved ever since William Wundt, also known as the father of psychology, opened the first lab dedicated to psychological experiments in 1874. His works have been a great deal to psychology and it has also taken a part in the success of many psychological experiments to this day. To start an experiment, you would need a question as well as a prediction on how the subject would react when given this situation. Keep in mind that in psychological experiments, you would need an independent variable to manipulate or test on and other variables that will remain constant and unaltered. Although these experiments have helped us understand human behavior and how our brains function, there were some experiments that were called "unethical" for the harm that was inflicted upon the participants. However, this issue was later resolved by laying out the standards and the rules of conduct that is necessary when carrying out a research. And in this essay, I will discuss some of the most influential…show more content… Just after a few days, the guards developed a hostile behavior towards the inmates by verbally abusing them and the inmates became submissive to whoever that had an authority. The experiment could not continue due to the participants that had indications of a mental breakdown. Even though the experiment was considered unethical and was discontinued, several psychologists have agreed that this research has shown how the human behavior could be so submissive when put in particular