Philip Zimbardo

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Birthday
23, 1933
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
23, 1933 (age 86)
Birthplace
New York

About

Psychologist and Stanford University professor who gained fame in the science community for his Stanford prison experiment. This experiment proved that abusive behavior in prison was not caused by inherent personality traits of prisoners and guards but by situational conditions.

Before Fame

He earned a Ph.D. from Yale University after graduating summa cum ladue from Brooklyn College in 1954.

Trivia

He wrote the book The Lucifer Effect to discuss how good people do evil things.

Family Life

He was in a longtime relationship with Christina Maslach.

Associated With

He and Paul Erlich both became professors at Stanford University.