Social action is something I am all for, make no mistake, and social psychology is a powerful field of study with which to do so – I am earning my degree in it as I type. But Dr. Zimbardo’s optimistic words belie a darker, more complex truth about the power of situations, the role of architects with power, and the darkness of one of our most violent social institutions.
This Friday, Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford, will see the story of his famously controversial Stanford Prison Experiment unfold on the big screen.
I’ve always loved “Lord of the Rings.” I first read “The Hobbit” in elementary school, and have since read the trilogy several times. There are many qualities of the books that draw me to them — the grand adventure, the detailed mythology — but the most attractive aspect of Middle Earth is that it makes…
Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology and the leader of the famous 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, will release a new eBook this summer with his personal assistant and co-author Nikita Duncan. The book, “The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” argues that young men are experiencing a decline in academics, social interactions and concentration because of changes in the modern world.
Social psychologist and professor emeritus of psychology Philip Zimbardo, world renowned for the Stanford Prison Experiment, has gifted an extensive set of files, tapes and paraphernalia to the Stanford University Archives.
In an effort to counter his findings in the Stanford Prison Experiment–that normal individuals can commit the most heinous crimes–Philip Zimbardo has developed a course that will prove that these very same people can become the next generation of American heroes.