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Philip Zimbardo

Philip ZimbardoAKA Philip George Zimbardo

Born: 23-Mar-1933
Birthplace: Bronx, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Psychologist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment

Made a name for himself at Stanford University by launching what was supposed to be a two-week social experiment modeled after a prison environment. The study was canceled after day five.

"Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about Golding's Lord of the Flies."

Father: George Zimbardo (electrician)
Mother: Margaret Bisicchia
Brother: George, Jr.
Brother: Donald
Sister: Vera
Wife: Rose Abdelnour (div.)
Son: Adam (b. 1962)
Wife: Christina Maslach

    High School: James Monroe High School, Bronx, NY
    University: BA Psychology and Sociology, Brooklyn College (1954)
    University: MS, Yale University (1955)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1959)

    Psi Chi Honor Society NYU
    Sicilian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Asthma

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Author of books:
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (2007, science)

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