Could you be pushed to commit a horrific crime?

Could you be pushed to commit a horrific crime?

Although most individuals can readily predict their response during a stressful situation, recent advancements have revealed that situational forces can have a far greater impact on one’s behavior than previously acknowledged. In fact, discoveries have been revealed which provide shocking insight into human behaviors and abuse. Read the article by Hong (2012) and write a two-page review examining how “normal” individuals can become vulnerable to heinous acts when placed under certain duress. What can be learned from Zimbardo’s prison experiment? Can certain correlations be drawn from the conditions in Abu Ghraib? Could you blindly follow the commands received by an authority figure?

Hong, J. K. (2012). The Lucifer Effect: Understanding how good people turn evil. Army Lawyer, 55-58. Retrieved from Academic OneFile database.

Tips for locating the article: Locate the article within the CSU Online Library. After you log into your myCSU Student Portal homepage, click on the CSU Online Library button. Next, go to the Academic OneFile database. Select the index for “Author” and type the name “Joon K. Hong” in the search box. You should then see the article listed in your choices. You can always contact one of the librarians for further assistance.

Tips for writing your Article Review:

  • · Introduction: This is meant to give a concise overview of the article being discussed, and is usually one paragraph in length.
  • · Summary: This contains the summary of the article that gives the general argument(s) and overview of the featured author.
  • · Analysis: In this portion of the paper, you should provide a review of the article. You should state whether you agree or disagree with the issues that were posed. Furthermore, you should also discuss why you agree or disagree with the author’s viewpoint(s). Do not forget to discuss the importance of this article to the field of psychology. You MUST use the material from the textbook to support your opinion.
  • · Conclusion: This summarizes your final thoughts for the featured topic.

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Phillip Zimbardo conducted a unique scholarly incursion into the human psyche. He is a social psychologist that has grounded his work in The Lucifer Effect in science. He is famous for conducting one of the seminal studies into the nature of human beings and their capacity, possibly even penchant, for brutality. For a significant portion of the book, (up to forty percent) he recounts the experience of the Stanford Prison Experiment. The crux of the experiment was that human beings have the capacity to be very brutal when consumed with the power over other individuals of a supposedly inferior standing.

   The Stanford Prison Experiment subjected students to a week of faux imprisonment. The principles in the research were applicable to the Attica Prison Riot. Later on, Zimbardo was called upon as an expert witness in the Abu..

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