The Stanford Prison Experiment would not be allowed to be conducted today due to the various violations of ethics including depriving participants of the right to withdraw, informed consent, debriefing and the protection from physical and psychological harm.Click to see full answer. People also ask, was the Stanford Prison Experiment ethical or unethical?The Stanford Priso experiment was not unethical, at least in the principle of the study. In truth the participants were extensively screened for physical and psychological health, and the methods of observation well planned out.Likewise, why was the Stanford Prison Experiment considered unethical? So with all this said, I believe that Zimbardo’s prison experiment is unethical due to its lack of informative material, lack of protection to the prisoners/guards, poor debriefing of the prisoners and poor training of the guards, and the lead experimenter being a large influencing role in the experiment. Beside this, what were the ethical issues in the Stanford Prison Experiment? The study has received many ethical criticisms, including lack of fully informed consent by participants as Zimbardo himself did not know what would happen in the experiment (it was unpredictable). Also, the prisoners did not consent to being ‘arrested’ at home.What did the Stanford Prison Experiment show?Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment revealed how social roles can influence our behavior. The Stanford Prison Experiment was a landmark psychological study of the human response to captivity, in particular, to the real world circumstances of prison life.