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Zimbardo Event at Cato

June 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Social psychologist Phil Zimbardo—the guy behind the (in)famous Stanford prison experimentspoke at the Cato Institute yesterday, and Will Wilkinson and I offered up some brief commentary after his presentation. It’s a great short summary of the ideas in his book The Lucifer Effect, so if you’re interested in how social situations and roles can induce normal, “good” people to do awful things, it’s worth a watch.  You can check out the streaming video or the audio in MP3 format.

Tags: Obedience and Insubordination · Self Promotion



2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Greg N. // Jun 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    That was awesome. You’re working on a similar book, right?

  • 2 Julian Sanchez // Jun 15, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    It’s been backburnered for a bit, but I would like to get back to it — ideally soon.

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