Journey From the Psychology of Evil to the Psychology of Heroism
October 9, 2008 lecture by Philip Zimbardo during the 2008 Reunion
Homecoming Classes Without Quizzes program. Why do good people turn
evil? In what sense are evil and heroism comparable? How could the
little old Stanford prison experiment reveal parallels and insights
about the abuses by military guards at Abu Ghraib?
Zimbardo, professor of psychology, emeritus, is internationally
recognized as a leading "voice and face of contemporary psychology"
through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his media
appearances, best-selling trade books on shyness, and his classic
research, The Stanford Prison Experiment.