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The Stanford Prison Experiment Was Massively Influential. We Just Learned It Was a Fraud.

The Stanford Prison Experiment, one of the most famous and compelling psychological studies of all time, told us a tantalizingly simple story about human nature. The study took paid participants and assigned them to be “inmates” or “guards” in a mock prison at Stanford University. Soon after the experiment began, the “guards” began mistreating the [...]

By |2018-07-12T09:05:23+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Staff Narrowly Prevent Child’s Suicide as Don Dale Reaches ‘Crisis Point’

Staff unions have described Darwin's Don Dale Youth Detention Centre as once again being consumed by a violent crisis. A series of violent incidents at the centre over the last month have not been made public by the Territory Government. "It's been at crisis point for quite a while now, and it needs to get [...]

Almost Every Young Person in WA Detention Has a Severe Brain Impairment

Nine out of ten people in Western Australian youth detention are severely impaired in at least one area of brain function such as memory, language, attention, and executive function (planning and understanding consequences). Such deficits would strongly impact on their ability to conform with legal instructions, and with other aspects of the justice system such [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:38+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Neknomination: French attempt to outlaw social media binge drinking craze

Young people in France who share videos as part of the Neknomination online drinking craze could face up to two years in jail if a charity succeeds in a legal complaint. The game, which is reported to have started in Australia and spread around the world, involves people filming themselves downing a drink before nominating [...]