Could you be pushed to commit a horrific crime?
Although most individuals can readily predict their response during a stressful situation, recent advancements have revealed that situational forces can have a far greater impact on one’s behavior than previously acknowledged. In fact, discoveries have been revealed which provide shocking insight into human behaviors and abuse. Read the article by Hong (2012) and write a two-page review examining how “normal” individuals can become vulnerable to heinous acts when placed under certain duress. What can be learned from Zimbardo’s prison experiment? Can certain correlations be drawn from the conditions in Abu Ghraib? Could you blindly follow the commands received by an authority figure?
Hong, J. K. (2012). The Lucifer Effect: Understanding how good people turn evil. Army Lawyer, 55-58. Retrieved from Academic OneFile database.
Tips for locating the article: Locate the article within the CSU Online Library. After you log into your myCSU Student Portal homepage, click on the CSU Online Library button. Next, go to the Academic OneFile database. Select the index for “Author” and type the name “Joon K. Hong” in the search box. You should then see the article listed in your choices. You can always contact one of the librarians for further assistance.
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