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The power of conformity: How good people do evil things

After World War II, many psychologists wanted to address the question of how it was that people could go along with the evil deeds of fascist regimes.Solomon Asch's experiment alarmingly showed just how easily we conform and how susceptible we are to group influence.People often will not only sacrifice truth and reason to conformity but also their own health and sense of right and wrong. It's the last question of the quiz, and Chloë knows the answer: it's Bolivia. Yes, it's definitely Bolivia....
Tags: Psychology, Germany, Innovation, Oxford, Panama, Bolivia, Shaun, Chloe, Stanley Milgram, Milgram, Zimbardo, Asch, Philip Zimbardo, Solomon Asch, Jonny Thomson, John Darley

Kind by nature: Have faith in humanity

Optimism is what runs the world, and cynicism only serves as an excuse for the lazy. Evil is not inherent to our nature. We have achieved so much because we are friendly and decent. The radical thinker Rutger Bregman paints a new, more beautiful portrait of humanity.Try standing in front of the mirror and remember the worst things ever done – by you personally, and by Homo sapiens as a whole. And smile, because history shows that we are doing much better than you think. This subversive idea belo...
Tags: New York, London, Happiness, Compassion, Sociology, New York Times, Innovation, Brazil, Community, Venezuela, Hitler, World Trade Center, William Golding, Humanity, Dresden, Malcolm Gladwell

Why We Should Be More Optimistic About Human Nature

In the novel Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys are shipwrecked on an island and eventually turn savagely against each other. The book is a cautionary tale about humanity’s underlying cruelty and the need for civilization to tame our darker impulses—a message that resonates with many people today. But that’s not what happened to a real-life group of shipwrecked kids in 1965. Unlike the fictional Lord of the Flies characters, they developed a game plan for survival that was cooperative, fu...
Tags: Parenting, Bbc, New York Times, Netherlands, Brazil, Times, Humankind, Queens New York, Kitty Genovese, Bregman, Zimbardo, Philip Zimbardo, Buurtzorg, Elinor Ostrom, Rutger Bregman, Stanford Prison Experiment

Watch 21 Animated Ideas from Big Thinkers: Steven Pinker, Carol Dweck, Philip Zimbardo, David Harvey & More

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, better known as the Royal Society for the Arts, and best known simply as the RSA, was founded in 1754. At the time, nobody could have imagined a world in which the people of every land, no matter how far-flung, could hear the same talks by well-known scholars and speakers, let alone see them animated as if on a conference-room whiteboard. Yet even back then, in an era before the invention of animation and whiteb...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Education, Microsoft, College, Economics, Animation, Rsa, Dan Ariely, Seoul, Steven Pinker, Aristotle, Facebook Twitter, Sartre, Ken Robinson, Jeremy Rifkin

How to Stand Up for What’s Right, Even if You’re Afraid

Picture this: You’re crammed into a humid, overcrowded New York City subway car, lurching along the tracks with no air conditioning. Suddenly, the guy three seats away from you grabs a standing rider’s behind, and squeezes. She yelps and takes a few steps away, and is visibly shaken—but no one else in the car seems to have noticed what just happened. If they have, they’re doing a studious job of ignoring it. Do you stay quiet or speak up? Or, try this scenario: You’ve just found out that one...
Tags: Parenting, California, New York City, University Of Houston, Henderson, Anna Karenina, Philip Zimbardo, Brooke Deterline, Lynne Henderson, Deterline

Was the Stanford Prison Experiment a Sham?

Frosty Piss writes: The Stanford Prison Experiment was conducted in 1971 by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo using college students to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power by focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison officers. In the study, volunteers were randomly assigned to be either "guards" or "prisoners" in a mock prison, with Zimbardo serving as the superintendent. The results seemed to show that the students quickly embraced their assigned roles, with ...
Tags: New York Post, Stanford, Tech, Berkeley, Blum, Zimbardo, Philip Zimbardo, Korpi, Stanford Prison Experiment, Ben Blum, Douglas Korpi

7 Dreadful Psychological Experiments (and why science may have benefited from them)

When it comes to psychological experiments the period spanning the 40 years or so after the end of World War II was nothing short of scary. Scientists were physically administering electric shocks to people with sometimes, high doses of electricity, putting others (often children) through severe mental and physical trauma and abusing animals to an extent that doesn’t even bare thinking about fopr a compassionate human being. We also had the authorities at Harvard turning a blind eye to experimen...
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'The Fear Factor' Explores the Impulse within Us All

Sometimes a book's success is not just the power of what it's trying to tell us. It can also be about the perfection of timing. This year will most likely be known as the year of the reckoning. Our stars might not have slipped over to the other side so much as burned out gloriously in front of us. The list of sexual indiscretions from allegedly trustworthy television personalities and elected politicians has expanded in a horrifying fashion, like bugs crawling out from under boulders. Cal...
Tags: Facebook, Music, America, Bill Cosby, Fear, Las Vegas, Nuremberg, Behavioral Psychology, Booker, Darwin, Altruism, Marsh, Potomac River, Newark New Jersey, Cory Booker, Skinner

The Time Paradox | Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory

Stanford University psychology professor emeritus Philip Zimbardo coined the idea of time perspective. After more than ten years’ research, he concluded that our […] 30 of the Swords’ clients, all veterans, took an array of psychological tests — including the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory, a questionnaire that
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Bargain & Daily Book Deals 06/27/17

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Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Books, Science Fiction, Romance, Law, Martha Stewart, Cowboys, Fantasy, Samsung, America, Holocaust, Kindle Books, African American, Adelaide, South America

How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Phil Zimbardo

“The future is always modifiable by our actions.” – Dr. Phil Zimbardo Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were turned into mock prisoners and guards for […]
Tags: Psychology, Evil, Lifestyle, Good, Stanford University, The Tim Ferriss Show, Phillip Zimbardo, Philip Zimbardo, Behavioral Change, Stanford Prison Experiment, Phil Zimbardo

Five Steps to Tyranny

In 2000, the BBC broadcast an hour-long documentary called Five Steps to Tyranny, a look at how ordinary people can do monstrous things in the presence of authority. Horrific things happen in the world we live in. We would like to believe only evil people carry out atrocities. But tyrannies are created by ordinary people, like you and me. [Colonel Bob Stewart:] “I’d never been to the former Yugoslavia before in my life, so what actually struck me about the country was how beautiful it was,...
Tags: Stanford, Germany, Bbc, Burma, Hitler, Rwanda, Bosnia, Jason Kottke, Yugoslavia, Stanley Milgram, Zimbardo, Philip Zimbardo, Bob Stewart, Jane Elliott

Transform Your Passion Into Action: Lessons From Career Aid Workers

Co-authored by Courtney White Procel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with domestic and international humanitarian experience When was the last time you felt inspired to take action to create a positive change, or to help someone in need? How often do these thoughts cross your mind but you are stopped short because you become overwhelmed by the complexity of social issues? Do you ever feel paralyzed by the inundation of negative news? Cory Booker, the New Jersey Senator, is a man who is becoming...
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10 of The Most Widely Believed Myths in Psychology

In a sense we're all amateur psychologists – we've got our own first-hand experience at being human, and we've spent years observing how we and others behave in different situations. This intuition fuels a "folk psychology" that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not. Some erroneous psychological intuitions are particularly widely believed among the public and are stubbornly persistent. This post is about 10 of these myths or misconceptions. It's importan...
Tags: Psychology, US, Brighton, Research Digest, Christian Jarrett, John Drury, Drury, NLP, Zimbardo, Philip Zimbardo, Ramachandran, Stanford Prison Experiment

Why Economics is for Everyone!, Explained in a New RSA Animated Video

It has been a while, but RSA has returned with another one of their whiteboard animated videos. During the early days of YouTube, they broke some aesthetic ground by animating Slavoj Zizek on the Surprising Ethical Implications of Charitable Giving; Barbara Ehrenreich (author of Nickel and Dimed) on The Perils of Positive Psychology; Daniel Pink on The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, and Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo on The Secret Powers of Time. Now, they’re back with ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Stanford, Economics, Animation, Cambridge, Slavoj Zizek, Rsa, Adam Smith, Chang, Facebook Twitter, Daniel Pink, Facebook and Twitter, Barbara Ehrenreich, Philip Zimbardo

When Dodging Questions Makes You Seem More Trustworthy

(Photo: Maddie Meyer) By Cari Romm We are a nation that claims to love frankness -- we collectively want you to give it to us straight, no sugar coating, no polish, a desire reflected in both our political theater and our pop culture. You can see it in Donald Trump's obsession with "political incorrectness," with Hillary Clinton's struggle to appear trustworthy; you can see it in the latest wave of disdain for the Taylor Swift PR machine, and in Jennifer Lawrence's constant fart jokes. But we a...
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Review: The Stanford Prison Experiment

A retelling of the famous 1971 experiment that is still every bit as relevant today. mpaa rating:R (For language including abusive behavior and some sexual references.) Genre:DramaDirected By: Judd Apatow Run Time: 2 hours 2 minutes Cast: Colin Quinn, Devin Fabry, Carla Oudin, Amy Schumer Theatre Release:July 17, 2015 by IFC Films The Stanford Prison Experiment is an effective, but not satisfying docudrama about the famous 1971 “experiment” in which psychology professor Philip Zimbardo tran...
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Skepticality #049 - Interview: Dr. Michael Shermer talks to Philip Zimbardo.

Skepticality is pleased to bring our listeners another great interview conducted by the founder of the Skeptic's Society, Dr. Michael Shermer. In this nearly hour long meeting of the minds, Dr. Shermer talks to author and Stanford emeritus Professor Philip Zimbardo on the release of his new book, The Lucifer Effect which ponders the question, what causes some people to commit acts of evil while others become unexpected heroes. [Link to media]
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