Hot off the press: The new Official BBC prison website has been launched by Reicher & Haslam.
Having had a link through this new site it offers a massive amount of resources, insight and information about the study that is new to the 2008 specification.
The BBC Prison Study explores the social and psychological consequences of putting people in groups of unequal power. It examines when people accept inequality and when they challenge it. Findings from the study were first broadcast by the BBC in 2002. They have since been published in leading scientific journals and textbooks and have also entered the core student syllabus. They have changed our basic understanding of how groups and power work.
There’s some really nice clips from the study which are a lot easier to digest than the full series (3 DVD’s – but if you want that you can get it there too!)
Well worth a look if you’re interested in the study; and a really excellent resource for those teaching and learning OCR Psychology.
Thanks to Steve Reicher for letting me know about the launch.