Friday, 19 March 2010

Shocking Article

Dumbarton's Guru, Big Rab, who owns the Pet Shop, writes a spine-chilling post in today's Blog.

And I thought Deal or no Deal had its darker moments!

2 comments:

bigrab said...

Dumbarton's Guru?

Eh?

I wonder if a similar test would work in a selfless context,if it's simply a matter of obedience?

Erp said...

Phil Zimbardo's Stanford prison experiment had related results.

"In that study, normal college students were randomly assigned to play the role of guard or inmate for two weeks in a simulated prison, yet the guards quickly became so brutal that the experiment had to be shut down after only six days."
http://www.lucifereffect.org/

Even Prof. Zimbardo got caught up in the escalating bad scenario until a grad student objected.