Philip George Zimbardo is an American psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He became known for. El efecto Lucifer has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: Published by Paidós, Paperback. El efecto Lucifer has ratings and reviews. Sitaphul said: um, so i decided to stop reading this book because it’s not suprising to me (in the.

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Now my question is how far would Zimbardo have taken this had he not been stopped? He is known for his Stanford prison study, and authorship of various introductory psychology books and textbooks for college students, including The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox.

At the end of the experiment, after all the prisoners had been released and the guards let go, everyone was brought back into the same room for evaluation and to be able to get their feelings out in the open towards one another.

Archived from the original on April 22, I make a point of always finishing a book once I’ve started it. It was an important topic and treating it briefly like an afterthought made no sense. If you have ever taken even a basic psych class, don’t expect any new revelations.

From Efrcto, the free encyclopedia. The remainder of the book covers a number a dfecto within the field of social psychology, such as similar studies like the Asch conformity experimentsMilgram experimentAlbert Bandura ‘s research on moral disengagementresearch on the bystander effect by John M.

Its preposterous as an offer of proof.

El efecto Lucifer by Philip Zimbardo

I’m not familiar with books on this topic social psychology and the propensity for evilbut I would hope there are better alternatives. Early in life he experienced discrimination and prejudice, growing up poor on welfare and being Italian.

Instead of the other prisoners looking at this inmate as a hero and following along in his strike, they chanted together that he was a bad prisoner and a troublemaker. I’m not familiar with books on this topic social psychology and the propensity for evilbut I w One star may be a bit harsh, but my bottom line with a book is – did I enjoy it?


It was like reading a really bad screenplay. He is also the founder and president of the Heroic Imagination Project. This led him to write the book The Lucifer Effect. Prisoners and guards had rapidly adapted to their roles, stepping beyond the boundaries of what had been predicted and leading to dangerous and psychologically damaging situations.

Meehl Charles E. I knew it would be but not like that. He was not objective in this situation and absolutely completely subjective.

Fox Robert J. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Our situations do not make us evil. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. He was an expert witness for the defense of one soldier.

But it will be undone. Such forces exist in many common behavioral contexts, distorting our usual good nature by pushing us to engage in deviant, destructive, or evil behavior. I bought it under the impression that I would be reading how good people can turn evil. Berkeley — Department of Psychology. Interesting subject, but TOO dense. Halpern Ronald F. There are no “bad apples” because Zimbardo says so, and guess what, by his theory there are no “good apples” either.

Archived from the original on January 16, How Good People Turn Evil.

Philip Zimbardo

He joined the faculty at Stanford University in In the prison-conscious autumn ofwhen George Jackson was killed at San Quentin and Attica erupted in even more deadly rebellion and retribution, the Stanford Prison Experiment made news in a big way. In a life-and-death situation I would certainly not want someone like him in authority or control over me because his decisions I absolutely would not think nor believe would be in anyone’s best interest.


Its a shame the book is such a mess. This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat The title takes its name from the biblical story of the favored angel of God, Luciferhis fall from graceand his assumption of the role of Satanthe embodiment of evil.

El efecto Lucifer

Retrieved from ” https: Later in the experiment, as some guards became more aggressive, taking away prisoners cots so that they had to sleep on the floorand forcing them to use buckets kept in their cells as toilets, and then refusing permission to empty the buckets, neither the other guards nor Zimbardo himself intervened.

I actually had to put it down for a little while because I was so frustrated with his reckless regard to proper reporting of how a study actually should take place. Luccifer mejor ver el documental del Experimento. Return to Book Page. He describes the experiment in excruciating detail in the first third of the book.

Jorge Herrera marked it as to-read Sep 22, The final chapter describes the concept of heroism, the key roles of Joe Darbythe whistleblower of the Abu Ghraib events, and Christina Maslachthe graduate student who convinced Zimbardo to end the Stanford experiment early, and advice on how to resist negative situations.

Examples include the events that occurred at the Abu Ghraib Detention Centerin which the defense team—including Gary Myers —argued that it was not the prison guards and interrogators that were at fault for the physical and mental abuse of detainees but the Bush administration policies themselves.

This book was so in depth and zimbardo el efecto lucifer. A fascinating subject made dull.