Volunteer Prisoners

Some articles on prisoners, volunteers:

Philip Zimbardo - Prison Study
... the Stanford prison study in which 24 clinically sane individuals were randomly assigned to be "prisoners" or "guards" in a mock dungeon located in the ... began acting out their roles, with "guards" becoming sadistic and "prisoners" showing extreme passivity and depression ... The volunteers knew they were being used in a study but they did not know when the study would be taking place, so the initial shock of being randomly arrested one ...

Famous quotes containing the words prisoners and/or volunteer:

    We are the prisoners of ideas. They catch us up for moments into their heaven, and so fully engage us, that we take no thought for the morrow, gaze like children, without an effort to make them our own.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We should have an army so organized and so officered as to be capable in time of emergency, in cooperation with the National Militia, and under the provision of a proper national volunteer law, rapidly to expand into a force sufficient to resist all probable invasion from abroad and to furnish a respectable expeditionary force if necessary in the maintenance of our traditional American policy which bears the name of President Monroe.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)