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Creator Of The Stanford Prison Experiment Looks Back On Its Disturbing Outcome 44 Years Later – Huffpost Live (Ryan Buxton 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on July 16, 2015

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“Back in 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo conducted the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, in which he put young students in a basement-turned-prison and assigned them roles as either prisoners or guards. The plan was to study the way the dynamic of authority would affect their behavior over a period of two weeks. The experiment produced such psychological abuse and degredation of the “prisoners” that Zimbardo called it off after six days.

The experiment hits the big screen on July 17 with a new film, “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” which dramatizes the procedure’s quick devolution into chaos and has reopened the conversation regarding what Zimbardo’s research tells us about human nature and the power of control.

HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski spoke with Zimbardo on Tuesday to look back on his unforgettable work. In the video above, watch Zimbardo discuss his decision-making during the experiment and what’s happened to his subjects since they left his mock prison 44 years ago.”

Also see:
What can Milgram and Zimbardo teach ethics committees and qualitative researchers about minimizing harm? (Martin Tolich 2014)

Yes, There Are Inaccuracies in Alice Goffman’s On the Run. She Put Them There. On Purpose – Slate (Leon Neyfakh 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on June 20, 2015

UPDATED: 24 Jun 2015

“Alice Goffman’s heralded book about inner-city life has come under fire for inconsistencies and inaccuracies. Is the author to blame—or does the fault lie with her field?” Alternatively is it a consequence of the requirement of IRBs/a necessary protection for participants?

Slate Magazine,. (2015). Yes, There Are Inaccuracies in Alice Goffman’s On the Run. She Put Them There. On Purpose. Retrieved 20 June 2015, from…

Also see…
The Internet Accused Alice Goffman of Faking Details In Her Study of a Black Neighborhood. I Went to Philadelphia to Check
By Jesse Singal

Is it ethical to use data from Nazi medical experiments? – The Conversation (Lynn Gillam, 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on June 11, 2015

During World War II, Nazi doctors had unfettered access to human beings they could use in medical experiments in any way they chose. In one way, these experiments were just another form of mass torture and murder so our moral judgement of them is clear.

But they also pose an uncomfortable moral challenge: what if some of the medical experiments yielded scientifically sound data that could be put to good use? Would it be justifiable to use that knowledge?

How national security gave birth to bioethics – The Conversation (Jonathan D Moreno 2015)0

Posted by Admin in on June 8, 2015

Starting near the end of World War II and continuing until the 1970s, the US government sponsored radiation experiments on human subjects. Some of these experiments were conducted to understand the effects of radiation on atomic bomb workers. Others were to learn about the benefits of radiation for cancer patients. Many of the experiments were conducted in secret or not well understood by the public.

Twenty years ago, a committee appointed by President Bill Clinton reported on decades of radiation experiments conducted under the auspices of the federal government.