Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment

Discuss Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment and the roles that the participants were randomly assigned – a prisoner or a guard.

If you were a participant in the Stanford Prison Experiment, which role would you rather be assigned – a Prisoner or a Guard? Why would you choose this role over the other? Do you think you would behave similarly to what you’ve read about the actual participants when put in that same role? Why or why not? Use specifics about the different aspects that each role has participated in so far (for example, the degradation rituals).