PSYCH101 Ordinary People Committing Evil Acts and Abu Ghraib Paper

PSYCH101 Ordinary People Committing Evil Acts and Abu Ghraib Paper

Please review pgs. 480-481 and/or do some additional research. Then write a 2-3 page essay on Why do Ordinary people Commit Evil Acts?

Include:

What happened at Abu Ghraib?

What factors contributed to the events that occurred at the prison? (in group, out group thinking, prejudice, etc.)

Relate to Stanley Milgram’s studies

Are People helpless to resist destructive obedience in a situation like Abu Ghraib prison?

How might the fundamental attribution error lead people to blame “a few bad apples” rather than noticing situational factors that contributed to the Abu Ghraib prison abuse?

(I included the book pages about Abu Ghraib in the document)

 
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