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Meeting Philip G. Zimbardo

28/10/16

Debate with the American psychologist and populariser of psychology Philip G. Zimbardo. A professor at Stanford University since 1968, he is famous for his research in the field of prison psychology, in particular for the Stanford prison experiment of 1971, which was financed by the Office of Naval Research and attempted to discover why wardens tend to treat inmates cruelly.

Zimbardo’s most famous titles include The Lucifer Effect: How Good People Turn Evil (2007), in which the results of the famous experiment are compared to the situation in a number of present day prisons (Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo).

Discussion is available online on YouTube