The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted at Stanford University in the early seventies by psychology professor Philip Zambardo. His research was inspired by the work of Stanley Milgram who did ground breaking research on obedience to authority in a psychological experimental setting. However, Zambardo’s experiment took a left turn and led him to some very dark conclusions about the nature of man.
Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s new film, simply called The Stanford Prison Experiment, is a dramatization of the creation and implementation of Zambardo’s experiment. Watch the trailer below.
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