Philip Zimbardo, PhD

Internationally recognized as the ‘voice and face of contemporary American psychology’ through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology; his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment; authoring the oldest current textbook in psychology, Psychology and Life, in its 18th Edition; his popular trade books on Shyness; and his exploration of the psychology of evil in The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.  Dr. Zimbardo is professor emeritus at Stanford University, professor at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California. Zimbardo has been the president of the American Psychological Association, the Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), and now executive director of a Stanford center on terrorism — the Center for Interdisciplinary Policy, Education, and Research on Terrorism (CIPERT). His more than 350 professional publications and 50 books convey his broad range of research interests in the domain of social psychology, but branch out to education, time perspective, madness, political psychology, torture, terrorism, and evil.