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  •  Stanford Prison Experiment is related to this (3+ / 0-)
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    IreGyre, madhaus, toys

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned this - or maybe it's in a previous comment and I missed it.

    Philip Zimbardo (who executed the experiment) wrote a great book documenting the experience from the inside out, including his belated realization that he was a driver of the 'sadistic' behavior.

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    •  thanks (0+ / 0-)

      thanks, I watched some of the videos on this.  It was done at a college campus.  People placed in uniform entered the role set for them.  

      Tremendous example of authority and it's power to change most anyone.

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