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Abu Ghraib Prison: By Maitreyee, Mumbai, India
I am a psychology honour's student in India. For a paper that I have to submit, the topic is - Why American soldier's tortured Iraqi detainees in Abu Ghraib Prison- I would like any suggestions related to the basic outline, as in the points that should be covered.
I plan to include destructive obedience, lack of leadership, power politics, in-group and out-group and possibly the aggression levels of the male soldiers as compared to those of the female soldiers. If you could provide any papers on the same as reference for my paper, or any links or places I could look up information in as well as any suggestions you might have, I will greatly appreciate your help. :)
There is a wealth of opinion on the topic of jailer brutality preceding Iraq. The place to begin is with the 'Stanford Prison Experiment' which demonstrated how easy it is to draw this kind of sadistic behavior from usually kind people. (Anonymous).
Social Psychology Research Topic: By Brian, Tempe, AZ, USA
I have a social psychology class in college, and for the final project I must complete a research project. Does anyone have any ideas for research topics?
How about aggression and hate crime? (Ron).
I am a Psychologist. I would suggest AGING...NURSING HOMES...or interview all the homeless people you can! (Anonymous).
We kinda have the same problem. I would have gone for politics and its effect on the politicians family but my professor rejected it. I would even suggest the book by Hans Eysenck entitled the psychology of politics (Anonymous).
Social Psychology Term: By Frank, Lexington, KY, USA
When someone buys into an idea and it goes wrong, and regular logic would tell them it is wrong, yet they still hold on to the idea, what is this called?
About Social Psychology Question: By Anonymous
Are children influenced by what they view?
Transmission of Aggression Through Imitation of Aggressive Models by Albert Bandura
Albert Bandura is widely regarded as the greatest living psychologist. As the originator of social cognitive theory, he helped shift the emphasis of psychology away from psychodynamic and classic behaviorist perspectives. In the early 1960's Albert Bandura began investigating aggression through imitation, research that gave rise to one of the most famous psychology experiments of all time. This classic publication is, therefore, essential reading for psychology students, educators and professionals.