Becoming a psychologist in Norway takes 6 years. Already the first year, we learn about some of the most important studies in psychology, and for me some of them was really a revelation. I want to present a video from one of my heroes: Philip Zimbardo. He has studied a lot of social phenomens, like how roles can change how we behave. His most famous experiment was the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, which was a classic demonstration of the power of social situations to distort personal identities and long cherished values and morality as students internalized situated identities in their roles as prisoners and guards. The details of that research are presented in the Stanford Prison Experiment web site at http://www.prisonexp.org.
I am glad I have learnt so much about how we are influenced by all kinds of factors, and especially thankful for the scientists who put in so much time and effort, giving us this privilege. I have included a video with the man himself, and hope you all enjoy it! (how to be a hero).
- Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? (wnyc.org)
- “Stanford Prison Experiment: The Aftermath of it all (ijojoakharoh.wordpress.com)
- Within the System (tucsondukeengage.wordpress.com)
- 5 Psychological Experiments That Show Our Dark Side (dahliafashion.wordpress.com)
- Psychopaths, who are they? (forfreepsychology.wordpress.com)
- Stanford Prison Experiment: 40 Years Later (drvitelli.typepad.com)
- What made London Samaritan so brave (cnn.com)
- How Much Do We Conform and Comply? (zelenzeducationconsultants.wordpress.com)
- Phil Zimbardo and the Heroic Imagination Project: TED Blog exclusive video (ted.com)