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You're Wrong About
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Released Monday, 21st December 2020
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Mike tells Sarah the complicated story of an over-simplified study. Digressions include Tonya Harding, "The Meg" and Kitty Genovese. The Milgram obedience studies and the "broken windows" theory of policing receive bonus debunkings.
Thanks to Thibault Le Texier for helping us with this episode! Here's his book,
"The History of a Lie,"
and the English-language summary,
"Debunking the Stanford Prison Experiment."
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The Original Study
Philip Zimbardo's "The Lucifer Effect"
Zimbardo's 1973 NYT article
David Jaffee’s precursor study at Toyon Hall
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You're Wrong About
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider a person or event that's been miscast in the public imagination.
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