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Philip Zimbardo

Biography:

Philip G. Zimbardo is an internationally recognized scholar, educator, researcher and media personality, winning numerous awards and honors in each of these domains. He has been a Stanford University professor since 1968, having taught previously at Yale, NYU and Columbia. Zimbardo's career is noted for giving psychology away to the public through his popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, along with many text and trade books, among his 300 publications. He was recently president of the American Psychological Association.

Past Shows:

The Psychology of Evil & Heroism

In the middle two hours, renowned social psychologist and creator of the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, Philip Zimbardo, discussed this landmark study as well as his current research, which looks at the psychology of heroism. In the final hour of the program, science journalist, Elizabeth Svoboda, continued the discussion of heroism. In the first hour, author Richard Dolan talked about his role in the new television special Real Fear TV. ... More »

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