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The paper explains that the prison study created an abnormal environment in order to examine the reactions of regular people to this environment. The paper details the study and illustrates the humiliation and control techniques used. The paper shows how this abnormal psychology study helped researchers understand how humiliation and confinement affect the mind, how people cope with those situations and how power can corrupt people.
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Experimental Psychology (2007, July 13) Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/experimental-psychology-96671/
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