High School Comparative Sociology Essay Prompts
1. Stanley Milgram Experiment Writing Prompt
Watch the video recording of Stanley Milgram's obedience study. Read selected excerpts from the Nuremberg Trial transcripts. Craft an essay that discusses the subjects' reactions to authoritative commands. How are the cases similar and how are they different? What conclusions can be drawn about social pressure and human psychology?
2. Stanford Prison Experiment Writing Prompt
Read the article/watch the documentary on the Stanford Prison experiment. Discuss the psychological and social implications of the behavior of both the guards and the prisoners and the way that it applies to the American prison system and situations such as Abu Ghraib.
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