Week 10 discussion forum – coercive prison guards no

Assigned Reading: Thistlewaite and Wooldredge, Part 3 Chapter 5,  The Stanford Prison Experiment: What explains the coercive behavior of prison guards? pp. 362-372.

After reading the article answer the following questions in a discussion posting:

You must also comment on two of your classmate’s postings by the end of the week.

1. Do you think the methodology used to complete this study was valid?

2. What limitations do you see, if any, in the way the study was conducted?

3. Given the increased emphasis placed on diversifying and professionalizing the correctional workforce and  do you feel the findings of the study are still valid today? Why or Why not?