What leads people to stand up against authoritarianism? Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus from Stanford University and lead investigator on the Stanford Prison Experiment, talks with us about his new research into how social modeling influences the likelihood of disobeying unjust authority figures. His open-access article “On the dynamics of disobedience: experimental investigations of defying unjust authority“, co-authored with Piero Bocchiaro, was published in the journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management on July 13, 2017.
Websites and other resources
- Heroic Imagination Project
- San Francisco Hero Roundtable (April 21-22, 2018)
- “Recollections of a Social Psychologist’s Career: An Interview with Dr. Philip Zimbardo” (1999 article mentioned in episode)
- The Lucifer Effect: Understanding how good people turn evil (book by Philip Zimbardo)
- Collection: Zimbardo (Philip G.) Papers
- Video about the Stanford Prison Experiment:
- Obedience by Stanley Milgram:
- The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Official Trailer:
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How to Cite
Watkins, R., Leigh, D., & Zimbardo, P.. (2018, April 17). Parsing Science – Defying Unjust Authorities. figshare. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.6151133
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