The Psychology Of Evil By Philip Zimbardo Essay

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The Psychology of Evil What does it mean to be evil? chances are when everyone is growing up ask at one point, what makes someone turn from good into evil? In the lecture we went over one layout of Milgram’s obedience study we went over during a lecture also could help explain what we now think evil is. In This study Milgram tested the obedience of people to see how far they would go on inflicting pain on someone else because someone of authority told them too, which made people wonder if obedience inferred evil.We also went over he Stanford prison experiment in the lecture and many of us wanted to know what made the students, who were playing guards, act so cruel to the other students that where prisoners. We learned that it was not that the students were evil to begin with, but it was the situation which gave them power that made them at like they did. The Leader of the Stanford prison study, Philip Zimbardo, is the one who did the Ted Talk on the psychology of evil. Philip Zimbardo is a Psychologist, an expert witness at Abu Ghraib and a author of “The Lucifer Effect” which explores the nature of evil. In Philip Zimbarado”s talk he ask the the question, “ What makes people go wrong?” To answer the question, he starts by bringing his own life experience when growing up about the kids he knew, he said those kids he knew lived out the “Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hide” scenario. He said that many people think the lone between good and evil was fixed and impermeable, meaning once…

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