The table below provides a summary of key events in the study as they unfolded over time. In particular, it focuses on our experimental interventions and their impact on Prisoners, Guards and the prison system as a whole.
These interventions were devised on the basis of social identity theory, and key concepts relevant to the analysis that this theory provides are highlighted in red. These concepts are explained in the glossary, and we also provide a summary of social identity theory in our examination of ideas in depth.
A pdf of this table is downloadable here.