Last week we watched the film "Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment", which was spearheaded by Dr. Philip Zimabaro at Stanford University. The film caused us to question: Is the power of a situation stronger than the character or personality traits of those involved? To what degree do our surroundings shape who we are and how we act?
Each student in D Block English class is discussing these questions in their group blogs: The Transporters, The King-Kongers, and The Admirals. Read on for some of the questions that we will be addressing this week on the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Here are some questions worth considering:
- questions taken from Zimbardo's website: The Stanford Prison Experiment