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Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment

Subtitle
Stanford prison experiment, The
Synopsis
Documents the landmark 1971 study on the power of social situations in which Dr Philip Zimbardo created a mock prison, randomly dividing a group of students into two groups - prisoners and guards. Shows how the behaviour of each group rapidly conformed to its assigned role. Includes updated footage of Dr Zimbardo escorting a group of current college students through the mock prison. The colour footage fades to black and white as original archival footage takes viewers through the chronology of this experiment, which had to be terminated after only six days. The video concludes with post-experimental interviews with prisoners and guards, as well as scenes of actual prisons.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of production
1990
Notes
A shortened version was broadcast on BBC2 on 11/5/02 under the title THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT
Documentation
The website http://www.prisonexp.org/ features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment, including parallels with the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib.
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
conformity; prisons; psychology experiments; role play techniques; social psychology; Zimbardo, Philip

Credits

Contributor
Philip Zimbardo
Cast
Philip Zimbardo 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£75.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2007

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£75.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2007

Distributor

Name

Uniview Worldwide

Email
sales@uniview.co.uk
Web
http://www.uniview.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0151 648 9988
Address
PO Box 20
Hoylake
Wirral
CH48 7HY
Notes
NB. Uniview ceased trading at the end of July 2016. Some of the products previously distributed by them are available from Short Cuts TV: http://www.shortcutstv.com/

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