Innate human violence Essay

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innate human violence

Benjamin Tucker
Prof. J Kakar, Eng114
March 28, 2005
Rough Draft, Essay #3.





Phillip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Stanley Milgram, and Howard Zinn were/are all gifted
psychologists that strived to understand the simple complexities of conformity within an
individual's specific societal structure. Within their own specific areas of psychology,
every single one of them came to one simple conclusion that allowed each of them to become
the quality of psychologist that they are today, and that is the understanding that the
power of the situation can be stronger than the individual. So much so, that the events
which occurred in the Abu Gharib prison, were just a matter of time.

Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, world renowned psychologist, current professor at Stanford
University, and leader of the 1971 study of the ‘Stanford Prison Experiment' said "When
you put that set of horrendous work conditions and external factors together, it creates
an evil barrel…You could put virtually anybody in it [evil barrel] and you're going to
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