Philip George Zimbardo is an American psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He became known for. El efecto Lucifer has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Paidós, Paperback. El efecto Lucifer has ratings and reviews. Sitaphul said: um, so i decided to stop reading this book because it’s not suprising to me (in the.

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The last chapter could have been cut entirely. Open Preview See a Problem? He instructed guards to find ways to dominate the prisoners, not with physical violence, but with other tactics such as sleep deprivation and punishment with solitary confinement. He did not accept the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Myers ‘ claim that the events were due to a few rogue soldiers and that it did not reflect on the military.

Over the past three decades, my research and that of my colleagues has demonstrated the relative ease with which ordinary people can be led to behave in ways that qualify as evil.

What is this book about? This story was so disturbing. This efexto has forced me to shy away from non-fiction for some time I remember this study when I was first going to College back in the early 90s.

The participants knew that an audience was watching, and so a lack of feedback could be read as tacit approval. Random HouseRider. The subject of this book is fascinating to me but the writing style just couldn’t hold my interest.

Again it shows what kind of character he is and how far he will take things. He argued that Frederick’s sentence should be lessened due to mitigating circumstances, explaining that few individuals can resist the powerful situational pressures of a prison, particularly without proper training and supervision. Three-quarters of the book describes in excruciating detail! He is known for his Stanford prison study, and authorship of various introductory psychology books and textbooks for college students, including The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox.


Retrieved July 12, Wikiquote has quotations related to: Email required Receive our Sunday newsletter. Laura Fuentes rated it it was amazing Dec 05, I only made it through the first hundred pages or so.


I don’t know but I find it very difficult to swallow. Return to Book Page. Theologian Richard Holloway wrote that Zimbardo’s day-by-day account of the experiment was “too bloated and detailed The film The Stanford Prison Experiment drew on the dialogue presented in The Lucifer Effectwhich was based on transcripts from the original experiment.

As of Zimbardo is heading a movement for everyday heroism as the founder and director of the Heroic Imagination Project HIPa non-profit organization dedicated to promoting heroism in everyday life. It reads fluent, backing up his findings with ‘recent’ events such as Abu Graib, Rwanda Genocide The second part of the book discusses the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, and how Zimbardo drew parallels with his earlier prison experiment. Then and only then would he be able to say with some Scientific validity and reliability that there is something to what he is saying.

Our situations do not make us evil. American Journal of Psychology. Less than two full days into the experiment, one inmate began suffering from depression, uncontrolled rage, crying and other mental dysfunctions. Es mejor ver el documental del Experimento. Retrieved June 21, When he refused to eat, the guards put him into solitary confinement for three hours even though their own rules stated the limit that a prisoner could be in solitary confinement was only one hour.


Jaime marked it as to-read Dec 24, effecto Archived from the original on January 16, Author Philip Zimbardo is a world renowned social psychologist from Stanford and his ideas as expressed here are extremely interesting and widely acknowledged.

This book chronicles a psychological experiment performed at Stanford where students took on the roles of both prison guards and prisoners. For anyone interested in studying how good people can end up doing bad things, I’d highly recommend Stanley Migram’s “Obedience to Authority” as a more powerful and far more approachable book on the same subject.

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T I don’t understand why this book was published. One prisoner had even gone as far as to go on a hunger strike. I remember this study when I was first going to College back in the early 90s. Archived from the original on August 11, Archived from the original on January 20, Luifer had such high hopes Rose McDermott wrote that lhcifer book “deserves to be required reading for all those interested in the intersection of psychological processes and political reality” and suggests that several sections would make excellent assigned readings in psychology coursework, such the chapter on heroism and Chapter 12 “Investigating Social Dynamics” which she called “the single best, most insightful, and concise summary of the history of social psychology I have ever read”.

The first pages could easily have been reduced to about 50 pages and it would have been clearer for the reader. El efecto Lucifer by Philip G. Cover art of the 1st edition. Retrieved June 20,