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The Lifespan of a Lie

The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?

ItIt was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the…




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Ben Blum

Ben Blum

Author of "Ranger Games: A True Story of Soldiers, Family, and an Inexplicable Crime" (Doubleday, 2017); Ph.D. in AI. Follow my writing at

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