Although most individuals can readily predict their response during a stressful situation, recent
advancements have revealed that situational forces can have a far greater impact on one’s behavior than previously acknowledged. In fact, discoveries have been revealed which provide shocking insight into human behaviors and abuse. Read the article by Hong (2012) and write a two page review examining how “normal” individuals can become vulnerable to heinous acts when placed under certain duress. What can be learned from Zimbardo’s prison experiment? Can certain correlations be drawn from the conditions in Abu Ghraib? Could you blindly follow the commands received by an authority figure?
Hong, J. K. (2012). The Lucifer Effect: Understanding how good people turn evil. Army Lawyer, 55-58.( Attached)
Tips for writing your Article Review:
Introduction: This is meant to give a concise overview of the article being discussed, and is usually one paragraph
Summary: This contains the summary of the article that gives the general argument(s) and overview of the
Analysis: In this portion of the paper, you should provide a review of the article You should state whether you
agree or disagree with the issues that were posed. Furthermore, you should also discuss why you agree or
disagree with the author’s viewpoint(s). Do not forget to discuss the importance of this article to the field of
psychology. You MUST use the material from the textbook page to support your opinion.
Conclusion: This summarizes your final thoughts for the featured topic.
Note:Do not forget to double space your response and use Times New Roman 12 pt. font. This written assignments should have a cover page, two full pages of content in which you organize the four sections of the article review based
on the guidelines as listed above, and a references page.
You are required to utilize the textbook (attached) and assigned article to support your stance on this topic. BOTH sources should be included on your references page.