Pathological Prisoner Syndrome

Pathological prisoner syndrome was first postulated by researcher Zimbardo as referring to the social deterioration that is experienced by prisoners. This conclusion was reached in an analysis of his Stanford Prison Study that was conducted in 1971. In this study, the prisoners as a group rebelled against the existing conditions but after the guards proceeded to undermine all attempts at rebellion the solidarity that existed among the prisoners dwindled and the collapsed.

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