- Reem Masri
What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph?
Okay so some of you may be familiar with The Stanford Prison Experiment. Or perhaps The Lucifer Effect. But for those who aren't: It is a psychological experiment where people are randomly divided into two groups: the prisoners and the guards. Gradually the guards seem to develop a sadistic, abusive, and vile authority over the prisoners. The guards provoke them, offend them, abuse them...etc. Consequently, the prisoners become distressed and they resort to violence as a way of rebellion.
How would you have behaved if you were a prisoner in this situation? Would evil prevail? Or would the goodness in people triumph?
I'd like to see your opinions regarding this. :)