Zimbardos Prison Experiments and Stereotype Study Use the following link in regards to the essay:
Social Psychology attempts to explain the social forces that influence attitudes and actions.
Topics on Stereotyping and Prejudice, Attribution Theory, and the power of social roles are important for psychologists to understand. Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment demonstrates how in-groups / out-groups conform to external standards and clearly define stereotypical roles.
Review Zimbardo’s Prison Experiment using the link “Zimbardo’s Prison Study” link in the Supporting Lesson Links folder.
Using Zimbardo’s Prison, address the following topics:
1. Identify social roles in society where Conformity, Prejudice, and Stereotyping occur.
2. Explain how social roles lead to conformity and hypothesize why individuals lose themselves in these roles.
3. How may leaders prevent abuse of social roles among their employees or other authority figures?
4.Discuss how our social roles dictate our positions in society and how we can facilitate cohesiveness to accomplish the group’s goal without demonstrating
Prejudice and Stereotyping.
5. Does obedience to authority explain Nazi Germany? If so, could it occur again? Using your understanding of Conformity and Social Roles, explain your answer.