Philip Zimbardo and the Heroic Imagination Project
I interviewed Philip Zimbardo, former president of the American Psychological Association, author of several psychology best-sellers including the Lucifer Effect and the Time Paradox, and the organizer of one of the most infamous experiments in psychology - the Stanford Prison Experiment. I spoke to him about his new project, the Heroic Imagination Project, which aims to train people to be able to resist evil.
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The interview is in two parts. In the first part, I spoke to him about the psychology of evil and why the participants of the Stanford Prison Experiment reacted like they did.
In the second part, we spoke about how the Heroic Imagination Project hopes to train people to resist evil, and why his project is different to Martin Seligman's resilience training programmes.
These are the first episodes in my new podcast, which I will try to do every week.