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- Demonstrating the Power of Social Situations via a Simulated Prison Experiment
In 1971, a team of psychologists designed and executed an unusual experiment that used a mock prison setting, with college students role-playing prisoners and guards to test the power of the social situation to determine behavior. The research, known as the Stanford Prison Experiment, has become a classic demonstration of situational power to influence individual attitudes, values and behavior. So extreme, swift and unexpected were the transformations of character in many of the participants that this study -- planned to last two-weeks -- had to be terminated by the sixth day.
- Family-Like Environment Better for Troubled Children and Teens
The Teaching-Family Model changes bad behavior through straight talk and loving relationships.
- Obeying and Resisting Malevolent Orders
Stanley Milgram's famous experiment highlights the powerful human tendency to obey authority.
- Preventing Violence by Teaching Non-Violent Problem-Solving
Decades of social science research has shown that since violence is mostly a learned behavior, non-violence can also be learned.
- Problem-Solving Program Teaches Kids How To Use Their Heads Instead of Their Fists
The path to world peace may begin in preschool, when children learn how to think their way through interpersonal challenges.
- School Bullying is Nothing New, But Psychologists Identify New Ways to Prevent It
Systematic international research has shown school bullying to be a frequent and serious public health problem. But psychologists are using this research to develop bullying prevention programs that are being implemented in schools around the world.
- Violence in the Media — Psychologists Study TV and Video Game Violence for Potential Harmful Effects
Decades of psychological research confirms that media violence can increase aggression.