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Chapter 7: Sudden Notoriety (06:57)


Philip Zimbardo receives a mixed response to his Stanford Prison Study. He discusses incidents that occurred at San Quentin Prison and Attica Prison shortly after completing the study, nationwide exposure, and testifying before Senate committees.

Chapter 8: Situational Denial (10:03)

One must consider the individual sense, the situation, and the power structure when examining human behavior. Zimbardo discusses the degradation of prisoners in Abu Ghraib and leadership response. Boredom is a motivation of evil.

Chapter 9: Systemic Forces (04:25)

Those involved in the incidents at Abu Ghraib are normal; they lose their humanity once they start taking pictures. Zimbardo discusses testifying at the trial of Chip Frederick; systemic forces frame the situation.

Chapter 10: Learning Our Lessons? (05:16)

We have to recognize a predisposition for events like Abu Ghraib. Zimbardo discusses psychologist Larry James working within the system to prevent similar occurrences. Guards can have unlimited power that the system must contain.

Chapter 11: The Heroic Imagination Project (06:39)

Zimbardo discusses the universality of falling prey to systemic forces and encouraging heroic behavior; Pvt. Joe Darby stops events at Abu Ghraib. Most people engaged in evil deeds know the power of words. We all have the potential to do the heroic thing.

Chapter 12: Priming Heroic Activity (07:42)

Zimbardo reflects on Darby's behavior had he been active in events at Abu Ghraib. Heroism starts in the imagination. Be situationally aware and practice the social habits of heroism.

Chapter 13: In the Classroom (05:25)

Measurables are critical. Activities at help build the social habits of heroism. HIP provides educational programs with six domains designed for high schools and colleges.

Chapter 14: Public Perceptions (06:26)

The media is the link between general ideas and the public. Zimbardo considers educating the media to develop a critical understanding of heroism and human behavior. He discusses the new film about the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Chapter 15: A New Gender Gap (04:17)

Zimbardo believes that not enough young people have a sense of purpose and narcissism is more prevalent than idealism. He discusses gamification and males, the prevalence of women in psychology classes, and boys growing up fatherless.

Credits: Critical Situations: A Conversation With Philip Zimbardo, Part 2 (00:25)

Credits: Critical Situations: A Conversation With Philip Zimbardo, Part 2

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In this program, psychologist Philip Zimbardo continues to discuss his Stanford Prison Study and the sudden notoriety he earned from it. He considers situational denial and systemic forces. He also discusses his work on heroism.

Length: 59 minutes

Item#: BVL281039

ISBN: 979-8-88678-303-2

Copyright date: ©2017

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