The Stanford Prison Experiment was massively influential - we just learned it was a fraud
Is it time to reassess pop psychology? Many of the mainstays of psychological science don’t actually reveal much about the human mind. Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment is just one of the many examples of this. Looking at the fake science surrounding the notorious trial, Brian Resnick explores how the most famous psychological studies are often wrong, fraudulent, or outdated. Textbooks need to catch up.