We’ve all heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment – the one that proved that people can turn evil based on being given authority. There’s only one problem – it was mostly a sham. The original participants have been coming clean: they were hamming it up and were coached. Said one participant, “Anybody who is a clinician would know that I was faking. If you listen to the tape, it’s not subtle.”
Sadly, it looks as if that’s not the only experiment of that era that hand a thumb on the scale. Read more about the study from those who were in it here.