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Zimbardo Speaks [electronic resource]: Lucifer Effect and Psychology of Evil

Uniview Worldwide
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Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Philip Zimbardo has spent decades researching the transformation of character that occurs when generally good people are led to engage in evil actions. In this lecture, Zimbardo discourses on theories of conformity, prejudice, aggression, social influence, and antisocial behavior. Topics include the permeability of behavioral boundaries; the nature of evil and its societal consequences; Zimbardo's Lucifer Effect; the Abu Ghraib atrocities, a recent example of evil in action; blind obedience as demonstrated by Stanley Milgram's experiments and by the Jonestown mass suicide; anonymity as an enabler of evil action, as illustrated by the Ku Klux Klan; Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment; dehumanization as demonstrated by Albert Bandura's experiments and by the Rwandan genocide; how systems create evil, as illustrated by the Holocaust and the lynching of African-Americans; heroism as an antidote to evil; and more. A Q&A session follows.
Release Date
2009
Run Time
127 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Viewer discretion is advised
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Dec. 15, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Lucifer effect and psychology of evil
Contents
  • Zimbardo Sets the Stage (2:35)
  • Cultural Obstacle to the Study of Evil (1:03)
  • What Makes People Go Wrong? (2:13)
  • Zimbardo's Personal Journey to the Study of Psychology (1:52)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1:21)
  • M.C. Escher: Angels and Demons (0:53)
  • Lucifer: Bearer of Light (1:32)
  • Zimbardo's Definition of Evil (1:22)
  • Google Definition of Evil (0:40)
  • Who Commits Evil? (0:52)
  • Modern Images of Evil (0:48)
  • The Malleus Maleficarum: Handbook of the Inquisition (2:04)
  • Catholic Church: Women as the Source of Evil (1:27)
  • Abu Ghraib Abuses: Creative Evil (3:13)
  • Slide Show of Abu Ghraib Abuses: Sexual Humiliation (2:11)
  • Slide Show of Abu Ghraib Abuses: Violence (0:56)
  • Dominance Over the Beast (1:12)
  • Framing the Question of Responsibility (1:06)
  • Defending Abusers (1:16)
  • Understanding the Transformation of Human Character (0:51)
  • Systems Level Analysis (1:09)
  • Overview of the Lucifer Effect (0:29)
  • Essence of Zimbardo's "Lucifer Effect" (1:50)
  • Demonstration of Situational Power (1:44)
  • Conformity (1:04)
  • Blind Obedience (1:04)
  • Milgram's Study (2:12)
  • Diffusion of Responsibility (1:27)
  • Examining the Data from Milgram's Experiment (0:54)
  • Situational Variables: Examining Milgram Study Results (1:47)
  • Blind Obedience: Females and Male Authority (3:45)
  • Guyana People's Temple: External Validity of Research (1:49)
  • William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" (1:33)
  • Zimbardo Experiments with Anonymity (2:50)
  • War and Anonymity (2:55)
  • Abu Ghraib: No Rules (1:05)
  • Making Evil Possible: Stanford Prison Experiment (1:04)
  • Setting Up The Stanford Prison Experiment (1:28)
  • Video of "Arrests" for the Stanford Prison Experiment (2:13)
  • Deindividuating the Prisoner (0:49)
  • Abuse of Power in Stanford Prison Study (1:50)
  • Response to Sadistic Behavior in Stanford Prison Study (1:16)
  • Resisting Influence: Web Resource (1:42)
  • Greasing the Slippery Slope of Evil: (2:18)
  • Understanding is Not Excusing (1:09)
  • Real World Parallels to Stanford Prison Experiment (1:07)
  • Predictability of Prison Abuse: Schlesinger Report (1:27)
  • Schlesinger & Fay Reports: Advance Knowledge of Likely Outcome (1:11)
  • Abu Ghraib: Corrupted by the Barrel (1:46)
  • Dehumanization (1:13)
  • Rwandan Genocide: Efficient Murder Through Dehumanization (0:51)
  • Bandura's Research on Dehumanization (1:58)
  • Faces of the Enemy (1:19)
  • Hitler Youth (0:37)
  • Internalizing Propaganda: "The Dirty Jew" (2:13)
  • "Ordinary Men" by Christopher R. Browning (1:19)
  • Part 1: "100 Years of Lynching" by Ralph Ginzburg (1:09)
  • Part 2: "100 Years of Lynching" by Ralph Ginzburg (1:32)
  • Paradigm Shift Away from Medical Model (1:28)
  • Solzhenitsyn's Line Dividing Good and Evil (0:43)
  • Promoting Civic Virtue in a Changing World (2:02)
  • Individual Accountability and Personal Freedom (2:03)
  • Heroism as the Antidote to Evil (0:54)
  • Banality of Heroism: Tiananmen Square (1:52)
  • Abu Ghraib Hero: Going Against the Group (1:00)
  • Stanford Prison Study Hero (1:50)
  • Situations Have Power (1:00)
  • Psychology of Heroism (1:21)
  • Ordinary Heroism (2:01)
  • Three Paths of Action (1:56)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Gender in the Stanford Prison Experiment (1:24)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Power of Situation (1:44)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Abu Ghraib Command Complicity (1:42)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Cyberbullying (1:06)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Paradox of Religion (1:56)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Anonymity (1:03)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Corruption (2:48)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Reflections on the Stanford Prison Study (4:29)
  • Post Lecture Q & A: Evil for the Greater Good (1:44)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
Publisher no.
40662 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (127 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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