- Psychologist. Emeritus Professor at Stanford University.
- Professor at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
- Ph.D. in Psychology from Yale University, 1959
My most notable study was the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, which was a classic demonstration of the power of social situations to distort personal identities and long cherished values and morality as students internalized situated identities in their roles as prisoners and guards. The details of that research are presented in the Stanford Prison Experiment web site at www.prisonexp .org , which now explores links to the abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison.
PROFILE: (Wikipedia): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Zimbardo