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The Stanford Prison Experiment

The story of the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment, a psychological exercise designed to examine the nature of good and evil. In the summer of 1971, a group of American students volunteered to adopt the roles of prisoners and guards in a specially controlled environment - the experiment was terminated after less than a week when it became clear that the participants were being adversely affected.

  • Originally Aired May 11, 2002
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Network BBC Two
  • Created November 9, 2006 by
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