Social Conditions Existing At Abu-Ghraib
- RATIONALIZATION / SELF JUSTIFICATION (Guards)
- Explaining away discrepancies between private morality and public actions on a "rational basis"
- OBEDIENCE TO AUTHORITY (Prisoners)
- Humans have strong instincts for obedience to the powerful.
All this is our nature.
We rationalize to protect our psyches, to avoid feeling guilty.
Most of us have this very common hang-up--which is actually a Defense Mechanism.
Link to: Stanford Prison Experiment
Posted by RoadToPeace on Friday, September 14, 2007.