The Lucifer Effect
Venue: Friends House, London
Date: Monday 16th April 2007
The Lucifer Effect: How good people turn evil
Date: Tuesday 17th April 2007 at 7.00 p.m.
Venue: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
Speaker: Professor Philip Zimbardo, Emeritus Professor Of Social Psychology, Stanford University An historic opportunity to hear one of the most distinguished psychologists in history.
Professor Zimbardo will be speaking about his latest book, "The Lucifer Effect". The book explores how the Stanford Prison Experiment may help us to make sense of corporate malfeasance, of "administrative evil" and most particularly of the abuse and torture of prisoners by American Military Police in Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison. It also explores how some individuals are able to resist situational forces, leading to a new taxonomy of heroes and heroism, and the introduction of a new concept of "the banality of heroism".
Professor Zimbardo, a former APA president, is most well known for his Stanford Prison Experiment. He has also published on many other topics in Social Psychology, including shyness and time perspective.
Tickets cost £5 for BPS members and £10 for non-members (in advance), and may be obtained electronically by using the booking form or by telephoning 01332 227774. Tickets for non-members may only be purchased by members, who may buy up to 5 tickets in total.
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