Philip Zimbardo: My Journey from Evil to Heroism - DOX

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Philip Zimbardo: My Journey from Evil to Heroism

October 6, 2011 at 6pm

Philip Zimbardo is one of the world's most distinguished living psychologists, having served as President of the American Psychological Association, designed and narrated the award winning PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, and has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters. His popular Publications are Shyness - What Is It? What To Do About It?, The Shy Child, The Lucifer Effect, and The Time Paradox.

A professor emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Zimbardo has spent 50 years teaching and studying psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Yale University. During his career his research interests have varied from shyness to time perspective, persuasion, cults, madness, violence, vandalism, political psychology, and evil.

He is best known for his controversial Stanford Prison Experiment that highlighted the ease with which ordinary intelligent college students could cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the matrix of situational and system forces.

Dr. Zimbardo's current passion is The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP), a non-profit dedicated to researching heroism and developing education materials based on that research, not only in the United States, but other parts of the world. HIP believes everyone has the potential to transform the private virtue of compassion into the civic virtue of heroic action, and is dedicated to helping individuals adopt heroic values and express their "heroic imagination" in service to humanity.

The lecture will be held in English.

Entrance fee: CZK 60 / CZK 40 for art schools students / free with a valid ticket
Seating capacity is limited.

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