Zimbardo's research AO3 evaluation points

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It would be very useful if you could share some evaluation points as I'm struggling to find and word it myself
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 Highly controlled
P A strength of Zimbardo’s
study is that there was some good control over variables
E For example, Zimbardo controlled for emotional stability because all participants were rated as emotionally stable before the experiment and randomly assigned to either the prisoner or guard group
E This helped to rule out individual differences as an explanation of group differences (guards vs. prisoners) Thus, any differences in behaviour are due to social roles, not individual differences
L This increases the validity of the study as it increases our confidence in the cause and effect relationship between social roles and behaviour
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A limitation of
Zimbardo’s research is that his sample was lacking population validity
E Zimabrdo only used 24 US male participants. This means his sample was gender biased and unrepresentative of the general population as it consisted of only males – it cannot be applied to females
E Additionally, the study was only included people from America so it wasn’t representative of other cultures
L Therefore, Zimbardo’s study lacks population validity, reducing the validity of his findings
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It would be very useful if you could share some evaluation points as I'm struggling to find and word it myself
ー Exaggerated social influences
P A weakness of the study is that Zimbardo may have exaggerated the influence of the situation on behaviour
E Zimbardo later noted that only about a third of the guards behaved in a brutal manner towards prisoners. The remaining guards helped the prisoners or were fair to the prisoners
E The situation may have a less significant effect than what Zimbardo suggested because not all the guards were affected by the situational influences. This suggests that situational pressures to conform are moderated by personality factors
L Therefore, reducing the validity of Zimbardo’s belief that situational factors are a strong in conformity to social
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 Highly controlled
P A strength of Zimbardo’s
study is that there was some good control over variables
E For example, Zimbardo controlled for emotional stability because all participants were rated as emotionally stable before the experiment and randomly assigned to either the prisoner or guard group
E This helped to rule out individual differences as an explanation of group differences (guards vs. prisoners) Thus, any differences in behaviour are due to social roles, not individual differences
L This increases the validity of the study as it increases our confidence in the cause and effect relationship between social roles and behaviour
How do you know all of this 😭
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How do you know all of this 😭
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ー Exaggerated social influences
P A weakness of the study is that Zimbardo may have exaggerated the influence of the situation on behaviour
E Zimbardo later noted that only about a third of the guards behaved in a brutal manner towards prisoners. The remaining guards helped the prisoners or were fair to the prisoners
E The situation may have a less significant effect than what Zimbardo suggested because not all the guards were affected by the situational influences. This suggests that situational pressures to conform are moderated by personality factors
L Therefore, reducing the validity of Zimbardo’s belief that situational factors are a strong in conformity to social
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