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Yara's Experiment Essay

864 words - 4 pages

Yara Albouni.
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Yara’s experiment.

The topic of this research paper is about is role-playing. The research question is whether people will lose their true identity from playing a role for a limited time. Zimbardo’s prison experiment has brought so many thoughts to many people’s minds. One of these thoughts is a question that is the main reason why Zimbardo did this experiment; which is why would Zimbardo do this experiment? Because people want to know what to do and what to avoid in the future, where ethical rules will be followed by telling the participants that they are going to be provided with any doctor whether its mentally or physically. Also that no harm will happen to the ...view middle of the document...

Zimbardo made sure that the prisoners and guards felt like it was real not and an experiment therefore in order to have the same effect on my participant, I’ll rent a house where I will turn it into an actual prison, and pick random selection of people so the participant will feel out of place. The reason why this is a groundbreaking discovery because this experiment will have a self conflict which includes conformity, role-playing and obedience. But what am I focusing on is role-playing. The population and sample of this experiment are 19 actors who were trained to do their act very well, and one participant from any university from age 18-20, because at that age, most of the people know who they are and how to handle situations. This experiment will have every aspect that an experiment can have. Firstly, independent variable is the actors who will disobey the guards. Secondly, dependent variable is the behavior of the only participant in this experiment. Also confounding variable is the actors who were told to disobey the guards.

The way this experiment will happen is firstly hiring 19 actors with a obvious role to disobey the guards, then renting a house which I’ll turn into a jail so my participant feels like its an actual prison, then I’d tell the participant that the only action he is told to do is obeying the guards and listening to them. The whole idea from this experiment is because I want to...

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