Monday, March 25, 2013

Phil Zimbardo Shifts Focus from Evil to Heroism

Having spent much of the past week in class detailing Social Psych research that illuminates situational factors that can lead to bad behavior, I was pleased to see this narrated Prezi by Phil Zimbardo, which details his journey from studying evil to studying and promoting heroism.

In it, Dr. Zimbardo describes landmark studies in Social Psychology, including his own Stanford Prison Experiment and Milgram's classic obedience study. After outlining all the factors that research has suggested contribute to bad behavior, he describes his current project, the Heroic Imagination Project (HIP).

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