Psychologist, author Philip Zimbardo to host Skype session
Internationally recognized psychologist and author Philip Zimbardo will discuss his research during a Skype session scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in Ochre Court. Sponsored by the Psychology Club, the session is open to all interested members of the Salve Regina community.
Zimbardo is well known for his 1971 Stanford prison experiment, which studied the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the experiment was of interest to both the Navy and Marine Corps in order to determine the causes of conflict between military guards and prisoners.
Currently professor emeritus at Stanford University, Zimbardo previously taught at Palo Alto University, the Naval Postgraduate School, Yale University, New York University and Columbia University. He has shared psychology with the public through his popular PBS series “Discovering Psychology,” his bestseller “The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil” and many other text and trade publications.
Focused on spreading his message of heroism around the world, Zimbardo has founded the Heroic Imagination Project, a nonprofit organization that teaches people how to take effective action in challenging situations. He participates in conferences and invited lectures around the world and has founded youth centers in Sicily and Poland.