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Brothers

Total institutions -such as rehabilitation clinics, mental institutions, or in the case of the movie Brothers (2009), being a Prisoner of war- have lasting effects on the people who leave them. After a person leaves a total institution, it is … Continue reading

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Standford Prison Experiment

In the post Holocaust era, the question of how normal people could commit such horrid acts to one another haunted the American psyche.¬† Like Stanley Milgram, Philip Zimbardo (1971), wanted to see how normal people could commit such horrid acts. … Continue reading

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