In the (in)famous experiment by psychologist Zimbardo at Stanford, also called the Stanford Prison Experiment, my understanding is that only males were selected. Is there any other analogous experiment with women only, or women and men, and what was their result?

  • $\begingroup$ Note that Stanford Prison was not an experiment, but a role-play and simulation, or demo, or at best, a pilot. Thus we do not have a "result" for a men-only experiment either. There have been partial replications by Reicher & Haslam (2006) and Lovibond, Mithiran, & Adams (1979) but both recruited only men. $\endgroup$
    – Arnon Weinberg
    Jan 4 at 4:40
  • $\begingroup$ They have been heavily criticised @ArnonWeinberg, but as stated after another comment you said this in, the criticism does not take anything away from the fact that some in the Milgram Experiment did take the conformity to deadly levels and the Stanford Prison Experiment was controversial because abuse was meted out which was not stopped until someone else intervened. Nevertheless, again, it showed how people can, and will, take things to extremes. $\endgroup$ Jan 4 at 9:39


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