Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as a leading “voice and face of contemporary psychology” through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his media appearances, best-selling trade books on shyness, and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment.

Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now an Emeritus Professor), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University. He continues teaching graduate students at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and at the Naval Post Graduate School (Monterey). He has been given numerous awards and honors as an educator, researcher, writer, and service to the profession. Recently, he was awarded the Havel Foundation Prize for his lifetime of research on the human condition. Among his more than 300 professional publications and 50 books is the oldest current textbook in psychology, “Psychology and Life”, now in its 18th Edition, and “Core Concepts in Psychology” in its 5th Edition.

Zimbardo launched the Heroic Imagination Project to pursue his vision of heroism as the antidote to evil. This vision came during the writing of his landmark book, “The Lucifer Effect”, and has held his focus for more than ten years.

Philip Zimbardo - Hero Researcher