publication date: Thursday, March 2, 2017 (part of Spring 2017)

category: Science

clue: This Stanford professor is an expert on human psychology, especially when it comes to students being treated like prisoners.

explanation: Zimbardo was a college professor who ran the notorious Stanford prison experiment in 1971, in which student guards became exceptionally cruel toward student prisoners with little provocation. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, and Jesse King


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