10 Shocking Psychological Experiments Scientists Conducted



Stanford Prison Experiment

While not as unethical as the others, the Stanford Prison Experiment was certainly a disaster and gained infamy. Psychologist Philip Zimbardo experimented by placing certain individuals in the roles of prisoners and others as guards. Guards had to control the prisoners, who ended up rebelling against their faked captors.

Monkey Drug Trials

In 1969, the Monkey Drug Trials took a turn for the worse. Large amounts of lab monkeys were trained to inject themselves with various drugs, including morphine, codeine, cocaine, and amphetamines. They were then left to their own entertainment while fueled by the narcotics.