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Stanford Prison Experiments

INTERVIEW: Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez on The Stanford Prison Experiment

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

When it comes to research into human behavior in groups, one of the most notable, foundational studies is the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. While it was scheduled to last longer, the experiment was cut short after six days when the guards began to abuse the prisoners.

When Don't We Buy What Research is Selling?

Dr. Philip Zimbardo | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

What is special about the The Stanford Prison Experiment movie is the way it enables viewers to look through the observation window as if they were part of the prison staff watching this remarkable drama slowly unfold, and simultaneously observe those observers as well.

10 Mind-Blowing Experiments That Will Change The Way You Understand Yourself

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, ...

Be the Hero: Preventing the Next Newtown

Ravital Segal | Posted 03.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Ravital Segal

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWithout dispute, the Sandy Hook shootings were despicable and inhumane. But in light of this clear trend, can we reasonably call the shootings "unimaginable" or "unfathomable?"

The Science Of Evil

Simon Baron-Cohen | Posted 05.08.2013 | TED Weekends
Simon Baron-Cohen

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoWhilst the word 'evil' is used as if it is an explanation ("He did X because he is evil"), in fact evil is just a word meaning "the absence of good", getting us into a dangerous circularity ("He did X because he is not good").

Mobbing in the Workplace: Even the Good Go Bad

Janice Harper | Posted 01.23.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Mobbing is widely understood in Europe as a form of collective aggression that profoundly impacts a targeted worker's health and productivity, but less known in the U.S. where "bullying" is a more common explanation for interpersonal workplace aggression.

Learning to Feel Unwanted: How Jews Must Confront Racism in America

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 09.22.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

The Hebrew word for responsibility is achre-ut. The root of that word is acher. Acher means other. To be responsible is to make the concerns of the other are own. It is to begin to see our own tears shining in the eyes of the other.