The Evil Psychology Behind A Cops Uniform And Badge. The Stanford Prison Experiment Revisited

Before It’s News – by stompk

In 1971, a bizarre experiment funded by the US Navy, and carried out in the basement of Stanford U, showed exactly how quickly normal, everyday people can quickly turn into psychotic creeps, just because they are given authority over others. But one of the major findings of the experiment was the effect of the uniform, and in the experiment, a baton and handcuffs.  

The researchers set up a mock prison in the basement of Standford University’s psychology building, and then selected 24 undergraduate students to play the roles of both prisoners and guards. The participants were selected from a larger group of 70 volunteers because they had no criminal background, lacked psychological issues and had no major medical conditions. The volunteers agreed to participate for a one- to two-week period in exchange for $15 a day.

While the Stanford Prison Experiment was originally slated to last 14 days, it had to be stopped after just six days due to what was happening to the student participants. The guards became abusive and the prisoners began to show signs of extreme stress and anxiety.

While the prisoners and guards were allowed to interact in any way they wanted, the interactions were generally hostile or even dehumanizing. The guards began to behave in ways that were aggressive and abusive toward the prisoners, while the prisoners became passive and depressed. Five of the prisoners began to experience such severe negative emotions, including crying and acute anxiety, that they had to be released from the study early.

http://psychology.about.com/od/classicpsychologystudies/a/stanford-prison-experiment.htm

In 1971, police uniforms looked like this.

40 yrs later, as citizens have pushed back against abusive police, the police have become much more abusive, and much more intimidating.

The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city-Ron Paul

The more America is moved towards a police state, the more aggressive, and deadly the police will become, just like the Stanford Experiment showed. And the more citizens will break down psychologically and do things they wouldn’t normally due, because no one likes to be pushed into a corner..

It’s time that the citizens wake up to this intentional psychological agenda by the people we call “authorities”, and reign in their “authority”, and remind them that they serve us. Cops need to take a look at themselves, and seriously question why they wanted to become cops in the first place, and ask themselves if they have become abusive bullies, just like in the Stanford experiment.

I don’t know, maybe we should make the cops wear white, and take away their fancy, expensive black unmarked cars, and take away their armored vehicles, because if we let this go any further, we too will become like the prisoners in the Stanford Experiment, ya know what I mean?

http://beforeitsnews.com/beyond-science/2013/07/the-evil-psychology-behind-a-cops-uniform-and-badge-the-stanford-prison-experiment-revisited-2442736.html

8 thoughts on “The Evil Psychology Behind A Cops Uniform And Badge. The Stanford Prison Experiment Revisited

  1. Oh yea, this Stanford experiment just goes to show how fast even the best of people will turn on each other when given the opportunity. People are heartless MFers for the most part. I would rather live with a pack of wolves because atleast the wolves would be deadly serious and honest as a heart attact. More than ya can say about most people.

  2. Just add a couple of jars of anabolic steroids to a psychopathic social reject & you got a prime LEO candidate.

  3. What was that again?

    Absolute power corrupts………………….

    ‘Night all. I’m off to the ‘Dead Zone’ again.
    (Sorry Henry, nothing more tonight).

  4. Back a normally docile animal into a corner and it will cower in fear.Back a wild animal into a corner and it will fight for it’s life with every ounce of energy it can muster.What will we do when backed into a corner by these bully boys?

  5. Actually, these conclusions are flawed. The original research recruited for a study of “prison life.” Not a normal swath of the population showed up. When researchers replicated the recruitment phase of the study and conducted some personality tests, respondents showed elevated levels of authoritarian personalities, heightened aggressiveness, and decreased empathy.

    Probably sticking people in a uniform doesn’t help, but some people are more drawn to that uniform than others.

  6. Psychology is evil personified. It rejects the basic tenet of a Creator and
    and places itself above man’s knowledge of a Creator, all under a cover
    of so-called science. It now has replaced the spiritual counsel of devout
    men of God and has crept into the mainstream of society like a thief with
    the help of atheist and satanists. Only a depraved godless mind can do
    horrible things to another human being without the slightest sense of guilt.

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