Ten questions with Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Dr. Philip Zimbardo was the psychologist behind the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE), where in 1971 in a fake environment students experiemented with the influence of the environment on the apparition of behaviours that are considered as highly anti-social (quite normal graduate students played the roles of guards and prisoner, and quickly -in 6 days- derailed into extremes -like sexual abuses and emotional breakdowns).

Guy Kawasaky has on his very blog “How to change the world” a interesting interview with Dr. Philip Zimbardo looking back at the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) and what it tells us about ourselves and today’s issues (including in relation with the Abu Ghraib incidents).