themockingcrows:

The whole thing happening with the cops in Ferguson reminds me of an experiment that was performed to investigate why authority figures were more prone to abusing patients in mental asylums or prisoners in prison. They gave normal people the powers of unquestioned authority, and arrested people for armed robbery from their own homes for the experiment. They had to call a halt to it after 6 days because the treatment just continued to escalate. A few of the prisoners snapped, one reduced to screaming whenever anyone entered the room, if I recall. A number of the authority side of the experiment were shown to have developed clinical signs of criminal levels of sadism when there had been none before.

I’m trying to remember the name of the experiment, jeeze, I can’t friggin’ remember it’s been so long since I read about it.

meep-beep replied to your post: “The whole thing happening with the cops in Ferguson reminds me of an…”:

It’s the Stanford Prison Experiment, run by Phillip Zimbardo.

Ah, yes! Yes, that’s it, thank you!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment


The whole thing happening with the cops in Ferguson reminds me of an experiment that was performed to investigate why authority figures were more prone to abusing patients in mental asylums or prisoners in prison. They gave normal people the powers of unquestioned authority, and arrested people for armed robbery from their own homes for the experiment. They had to call a halt to it after 6 days because the treatment just continued to escalate. A few of the prisoners snapped, one reduced to screaming whenever anyone entered the room, if I recall. A number of the authority side of the experiment were shown to have developed clinical signs of criminal levels of sadism when there had been none before.

I’m trying to remember the name of the experiment, jeeze, I can’t friggin’ remember it’s been so long since I read about it.


theminttu:

A skooma den in Morrowind


I took out a super small amount of trash and got to pet the neighborhood stray kitty. I am rewarding my exhausted, short of breath self with some ice cream while I recover. Aw yea.

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psychedelic-noodles:

humpthe-moist-cavewall:

My heart can’t handle this I’m going to bed

THEY RESCUED THE KITTY AND HUGGED IT OH GOD

Welp. it’s only 11:30 and I’m emotionally compromised for the rest of the day. 

Oh God, he put the kitten on his glove!

I swear to god I tear up every time this crosses my dash.


princeconfetti:

I am the most beautiful boy and i got a booty that won’t quit.


keep your…spoons on..a..leash..???????

it’s based on the spoon theory, which is hella appropriate for explaining things. look it up for a better explanation! ovo on my bad days, I go nuts because I know my spoons are actually THERE.. but I can’t find them. It’s like they’re hiding. other days they’re just literally not there and i don’t feel as anxious about it.

i think on the days they’re hiding, the spoons should just stay on a damn leash.


some days you just gotta potato, man

blehh.. don’t I know it. it’s just a huge pain in the ass tbh. ono I’m not in as much pain or in as bad a mood as yesterday, so that’s good. gonna see if I can manage to shuffle around and get at least ANYTHING done today. i need to keep my spoons on a leash.


I didn’t wake up till 3:30 in the afternoon today, oh my god..

i am not a person today i am a potato

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