The Banality of Heroism (pdf)
Zeno Franco & Philip Zimbardo

Could You be a Hero? (pdf)
Elizabeth Svoboda

Fostering the Heroic Imagination (pdf)
Zeno Franco, Kathy Blau, Philip Zimbardo

The Captain Who Fell Into the Lifeboat (pdf)
Zeno Franco & Matt Langdon

What’s Holding You Back From Becoming a Hero? (link)
Scott T. Allison

The Science of Being a Hero (link)
Annabel Stafford

Preventing Bullying by Systemic Changes and Reframing (pdf)
Philip Zimbardo


Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (link)
Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals and Roderick M. Kramer

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (link)
Philip G. Zimbardo

Lucifer Effect, Chapter 16: Resisting Situational Influences and Celebrating Heroism (pdf


Heroism: A Conceptual Analysis and Differentiation Between Heroic Action and Altruism (pdf)
Zeno E. Franco, Kathy Blau, and Philip G. Zimbardo

Hero Worship: The Elevation of the Human Spirit (pdf)
Scott T. Allison and George R. Goethals

The Berkeley Civic Courage and Heroism Experiment: The Group Dynamics of Individuals Acting in Concert to Advance Ethical Goals in the Public Interest (link Bill Roller and Philip Zimbardo

Psychology in the Public Service (pdf)
Philip Zimbardo

Videos / Podcasts

The Psychology of Evil (YouTube link)
Philip Zimbardo at TED

How to be a Hero-in-Training (YouTube link)
Philip Zimbardo at Hero Round Table

How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Phil Zimbardo (podcast)
Philip Zimbardo on the Tim Ferriss Show

Group Dynamics and the New Heroism: The Ethical Alternative to the Stanford Prison Experiment (link to sample)
Unscripted film series that tracks the Berkeley Civic Courage and Heroism Experiment

Berkeley Group Education Foundation videos (link)
Psychology and the New Heroism

Creating a new generation of youth super heroes (link)
Dr. Zimbardo at TEDxRoma


Heroism Science (link)
Promoting the Transdisciplinary Study of Heroism in the 21st Century

Heroes: What They Do and Why We Need Them (link)
A Commentary on Today’s Heroes


Abusive Conduct, Anti-Bullying, and Retaliation Policy (link
Kantola Productions


Disobedience Award (link)
MIT Media Lab

A Personal Journey from Understanding and Creating Evil to Now inspiring Everyday Heroism (pdf)
Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D.