Stanford Prison Experiment - Familiarise yourself with Zimbardo's study which inspired the BBC Prison Experiment.
Social Identity Theory
The importance of group identity is the main concept behind Social Identity theory.
1. Find out the main ideas in Social Identity Theory - summarise in five SHORT bullet points.
2. Complete pages 3 and 4 in your booklet.
Video clips from the series
1. Psychometric tests. Go to
Read the introduction and complete the psychometric tests for
IMPORTANT: When marking, you will see you are asked to reverse score some questions. All this means is that you don't add on the number which you selected. Instead you add on the number at the other end of the scale e.g. on a scale of 1-7, a reverse scored 1 would be added on as a 7, a reverse scored 2 would be added on as a 6, a reverse scored 3 would be added on as a 5, etc.
Write down your scores and compare them to the participants' scores. How do they compare?
Look at the events on the timeline in the link below. You must learn the order in which events occurred in the study.