The Psychology of Evil & Heroism



In the middle two hours, renowned social psychologist and creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment, Philip Zimbardo, discussed this landmark study which saw ordinary college students transformed into either sadistic guards or emotionally broken prisoners. He also talked about his current research, which looks at the psychology of heroism.

In the final hour of the program, science journalist, Elizabeth Svoboda, continued the discussion of heroism and how researchers are now applying the lens of science to study heroism for the first time.

In the first hour, author Richard Dolan talked about his role in the new television special Real Fear TV.


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