Guidelines for good posts:
Your initial post each week should connect to and reference the readings, videos, and/or lectures. You will not be able to receive an “A” grade in discussion if you do not do this. Your follow-up posts should be quality as well and should also be grounded in the course material. Strive to push the conversation deeper by raising new points, playing devil’s advocate, or asking a provocative question (with some explanation, of course).
In order to do well on this discussion, you need to be sure you have read Chapters 1 and 2 of Newman and watched the lecture and Stanford Prison Experiment video. Here is this week’s prompt. You should answer all of these questions:
What did you think was most interesting or profound about the Stanford Prison Experiment? How does the Stanford Prison Experiment demonstrate the incredible power of statues, roles, and groups? And what can we learn, if anything, about conformity and resistance from this experiment? If you were a part of the Stanford Prison Experiment, do you think you would have acted any differently from the other volunteers? Why/why not? And finally, can you think of any circumstances in your life in which you ‘changed’ your behavior, actions or attitudes as a result of the environment you were in?
stanford prison experiment video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_LKzEqlPto