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The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

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Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

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Karl Vandy
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Paul Vogel
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John Lovett
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Gavin Lee / 3401
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Prisoner 416
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Daniel Culp / 8612
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Jerry Sherman / 5486
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Peter Mitchell / 819
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Jeff Jansen / 1037
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Twenty-four male students out of seventy-five were selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.

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They were given 2 weeks. It lasted 6 days.


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Rated R for language including abusive behavior and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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17 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Untitled Stanford Prison Experiment Project  »

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$37,514 (USA) (17 July 2015)

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$643,557 (USA) (18 September 2015)
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The $15 a day all the students were offered would equal $94.11 a day in 2016 if changed for inflation. That is $1317.54 in 2 weeks.

In the real life experiment in 1971 the students were paid $20 a day which is $125.48 in 2016 dollars or $1756.72 in 2 weeks. See more »

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When the principal investigator of the experiment speaks with his colleague, the colleague says that he will see him at the beginning of the semester. Stanford does not have semesters; rather, it has a quarter academic calendar. See more »

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Daniel Culp: You have no right to fuck with my head!
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References Bride of Frankenstein (1935) See more »

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Good, but watch Das Experiment instead
24 November 2015 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

The plot is based on a true story, blah blah blah. It's a good one as well! Not the amazing ingenious movie and certainly not the thriller that "Das Experiment" was... If you can find it at your local video store, go and get it and watch this instead!

Don't get me wrong, the movie is a nice attempt, really interesting and raising all kinds of moral questions and dilemmas. The actors were true and professional all the way and overall, this is more than a movie for a pleasant afternoon...

The science behind the experiment was kind of crappy, but I guess back then, psychologists were a bit on the rough side and not too cautious with experimental parameters, etc.

Anyways, if you want the thrill and the tense, "Das Experiment" is what you should be looking for. This movie was unparalleled. Better yet, watch this one first and then "Das Experiment"...


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