40th Anniversary of the Stanford Prison Experiment
This is event getting some fairly kind coverage in media.
Zimbardo’s early 1970s Stanford Prison Experiment, is that college
students given sufficient power and a uniform can become tyrants. Less
well-known might be the BBC’s rerun of the experiment in 2002,
broadcast as The Experiment which called into question Zimbardo’s findings
and sparked related academic work (for instance Haslam and Reicher
(2003) and interviews with the Guardian and the Psychologist).
I rif on this and TV's Banged Up 'Reality TV' here.