Will the Stanford Prison Experiment Ever Die?

The most famous psychology study in history has once again been debunked

Ben Blum
GEN
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6 min readAug 13, 2019

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WeWe like to think of science as a self-correcting discipline that tends inevitably toward truth. Sometimes, though, conventional wisdom becomes so entrenched that it takes a paradigm shift to overturn it.

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