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Offline Goddess

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #45 on: June 28, 2018, 11:12:12 am »
Just about finished reading "The Lucifer Effect".

A good read about the Stanford Prison Experiment, which was abandoned in a week because ordinary college students were transformed into either brutal, sadistic guards or emotionally broken prisoners.

By illuminating the psychological causes behind such disturbing metamorphoses, Zimbardo enables us to better understand a variety of harrowing phenomena, from corporate malfeasance to organized genocide to how once upstanding American soldiers came to abuse and torture Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib. He replaces the long-held notion of the “bad apple” with that of the “bad barrel”—the idea that the social setting and the system contaminate the individual, rather than the other way around.

The "bad apple vs bad barrel" part is quite interesting.
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