Philip G. Zimbardo Quotes

Who is Philip G. Zimbardo?

Philip George Zimbardo is an American psychologist and professor at Stanford University. Zimbardo is known for the 1971 Stanford prison experiment.

Born March 23, 1933

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Best Quotes by Philip G. Zimbardo

“Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse.”

Philip G. Zimbardo

“Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.”

Philip G. Zimbardo

“If you put good apples into a bad situation, you’ll get bad apples.”

Philip G. Zimbardo

“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.”

Philip G. Zimbardo

The Lucifer Effect Quotes

“Fear is the State's psychological weapon of choice to frighten citizens into sacrificing their basic freedoms and rule-of-law protections in exchange for the security promised by their all-powerful government.”

Philip G. Zimbardo
The Lucifer Effect

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