Abu Ghraib prison turned soldiers evil by design: researcher + Stanford Prison Experiment

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by Glenn Chapman
Fri Feb 29, 2008

MONTEREY, California (AFP) – The very design of Abu Ghraib in Iraq turned good soldiers into evil tormentors that humiliated and brutalized prisoners, a famed social psychologist said Thursday.

Stanford University professor Philip Zimbardo described a “Lucifer effect” as he flashed shocking images of Abu Ghraib horrors for those at an elite Technology, Entertainment and Design conference in California.


h/t: Speaking Truth to Power

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Both of these vids I posted previously on my old blog:

Stanford Prison Experiment


Added: November 13, 2006


Quite Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment


Official trailer for the 50-minute “Quiet Rage” documentary on Philip Zimbardo’s famous experiment. Fascinating, disturbing, and highly educational.

Added: February 26, 2007


Am I a Torturer? By Justine Sharrock

Understanding How Good People Turn Evil + Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment (vid clip)

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