"My Journey from Evil to Heroism"
An Evening with Dr. Philip Zimbardo - Psychology Club Speaker Series
Professor Zimbardo will take us on a fascinating journey from the depths of hell to inspiring heavenly realms in this multimedia presentation of his lifetime research on evil and his current life project of creating a nation of everyday heroes.
- Friday, November 19, 2010 at 7:00pm
- Jackson Theatre, Smith Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, Ohlone College, Fremont campus
- Tickets: General Admission $10 Sold Out.
Just added: $5 tickets for live video feed viewing in NUMMI Studio Theatre
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- Presented by the Ohlone College Psychology Club
Warning: This presentation contains graphic images of violence and cruelty, as well as some nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
In the famed Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971, psychologist Philip Zimbardo demonstrated that randomly chosen, everyday people could turn into sadistic monsters under specific conditions. Since then, he has attempted to convince the world that, more often than we think, it is the situation/pressures we're exposed to that dictate our behaviors, whether good or bad.
Dr Zimbardo's worst fears came true with the recent abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq, and in his book The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil, he tries to help us comprehend what went wrong, as well as teaching us how to prevent such evil from happening again.
Learn more: Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s Biography (PDF).
Narrated by Philip Zimbardo.