[xmca] TV Sat night: Zimbardo, Lucifer Effect, Abu Ghraib

From: Tony Whitson <twhitson who-is-at UDel.Edu>
Date: Fri May 11 2007 - 19:09:23 PDT


On Sunday, May 13 at 12:00 am
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
Philip Zimbardo

Description: In "The Lucifer Effect" psychologist Philip Zimbardo explains
how particular situations and group dynamics can lead normal, moral people
to behave in immoral ways. He cites the treatment of prisoners at Abu
Ghraib as an example. Mr. Zimbardo draws on the findings of his Stanford
Prison Experiment, in which a group of student volunteers were arbitrarily
divided into "guards" and "inmates" and then placed in a simulated prison

Author Bio: Philip Zimbardo is professor emeritus of psychology at
Stanford University. He has also taught at Yale University, New York
University, and Columbia University. He is the author of "Shyness" and
co-author of "Psychology and Life." In 2004, he was an expert witness in
the court-martial hearings of one of the American army reservists charged
with criminal behavior at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

Tony Whitson
UD School of Education NEWARK DE 19716


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