Reciher and Haslam (2006): Rethinking the Psychology of tyranny – The BBC Prison Study

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<C>Follow up

Four years later, Reicher and Haslam (2008) attempted to follow up all of the original participants. They did manage to track down about two thirds of them and asked participants to score the following statements on a scale of 1-7, where 1 was ‘do not agree at all’, and 7 was ‘agree completely’.

I am glad I participated in the study.


‘I think this was a worthwhile scientific study.


I am still stressed as a result of participating in the study.


Scientists should be banned from conducting studies like this.


To what extent do these results suggest that psychologists should or should not conduct similar studies in the future?