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    Philip Zimbardo Short Intro + Approach Philip Zimbardo was born on the the 23rd of March 1933 in the Bronx, New York and was a professor at Stanford University. He is most known from his 1971 Stanford prison experiment and his research on the The Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. In 2012, Zimbardo received the American Psychological Association Gold Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Science of Psychology. His approach throughout his studies within psychology was social cultural. Main Contribution to Psychology Phillip Zimabrdo’s most influential contribution to psychology was his 1971 Stanford prison experiment. This experiment had the goal to observe the impact of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. It is also known as the experiment of good vs evil because it questions whether goodness would triumph when good people placed in a bad, evil place. In this experiment he wanted to investigate further the impact of situational variables on human behaviour. Zimabrdo set up a mock prison in the basement of Stanford University's psychology building and then selected 24 undergraduate students (who had no criminal background, lacked psychological issues, and had no significant medical conditions) to play the roles of both prisoners and guards. While the original experiment was supposed to last 14 day it stopped after the 6th as…

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    Philip Zimbardo is well versed in the field of psychology with over 50 years studying and teaching while holding a PH.D. from Yale University. He is recognized for his famous Stanford Prison experiment and has well over 400 publications. Zimbardo has served as president of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Zimbardo currently lives in San Fransisco with his wife and had three grown children. Craig Haney, who worked as an understudy with Zimbardo, is a psychologist who studies social…

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    Philip George Zimbardo is a psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University who investigated how readily people would comply to the roles of guard and prisoner in a role-playing exercise that simulated prison life. Zimbardo was interested in finding out if guards were being reported for their brutality because of the dispositional hypothesis stating that the guards’ personalities and aggression is conflicting with disobeying prisoners or the situational explanation stating that…

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    I’ll admit, I found this book very difficult to read, but not because of the vocabulary words or because it was a medium-sized book that from a distance can look long-winded to many people. It was very difficult to read the Lucifer Effects, by Philip Zimbardo because it made me angry, annoyed and mostly horrified. I wasn’t angry at the author, I was angry at humanity and how far they can get twisted in ideals, religion or just turning plain evil. I know that evil is out there, most people know…

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    For instance, often a company becomes successful quickly and has good intentions. Over time, however, the growth slows and the company begins to look for new ways to increase profitability. This shift in demeanor is referred to by Zimbardo as the Lucifer Effect. There is a great deal of depth to the concept, but it essentially covers why good people make bad decisions and the factors that cause them to do so. The problem with much of this research is that it labels all businesses as evil. In a…

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    In 1971 at Stanford University in northern California, one of America’s most prestigious academic institutions, a well known experiment in the history of psychology took place. This was the stanford prison experiment that was ran by Philip Zimbardo. In this experiment Zimbardo was researching what happens when you put good people in an evil place? How do we respond to authority? Also, does the institution influence a person's behavior or does a person's attitude, values, and morality influence…

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    In 1973, Philip Zimbardo, a professor of psychology at Stanford University conducted a summer experiment showing how humans in would react towards being in closed in a prison environment. He recruited college students and offered to pay them, too many it was more interesting than a summer job. The experiment was supposed to continue for two weeks and the participants would be divided into two group’s containing prisoners and guards. As volunteering prisoners of this experiment they would have to…

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    The topic in which I have selected is the TED talk given by Philip Zimbardo titled, ‘The Psychology of Evil’. I choose this topic because of my interest in criminal behavior and the psychology behind what makes a person commit crime. Zimbardo started by talking about his theory called the Lucifer effect, which is based around the idea that, “evil is the exercise of power” (Zimbardo, 2008). He then gives examples to explain what he means by this. Zimbardo also talked about Social psychologist’s…

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    The Stanford Prison Experiment revolutionized how society views the relationship between prison guards and prisoners as well as how to conduct social experiments. The college students used by Philip Zimbardo adhered to their roles as the prison guards and gave a more authoritarian response to the students that played the role of the prisoners than Zimbardo hypothesized. These roles shaped the personalities of the prison guards as well as the prisoners. Social Structure and Personality studies…

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    On August 14th 1971, Philip Zimbardo got 24 healthy male students together and started the Stanford Prison Experiment. This experiment was held in Jordan Hall, which is Stanford University’s psychological building. The study was about observing the students’ psychological behavior as they were playing a role as a prisoner or a prison guard. Out of the 24, there were 12 prisoners and 12 guards (6 of which were alternatives), and they were all payed $15 everyday to be apart of all this for 7-14…

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