Last night I was reintroduced to the name of Professor Philip Zimbardo. I remember discussing his Stanford Prison Experiment in college, but I couldn’t have told you that he was the one involved with it.
I saw this video of one of his lectures yesterday. It was remarkably engaging! The lecture is fast-paced – he jumps from topic to topic, and along the way manages to hit on differences in world and regional cultures, teaching theory, business, multi-tasking, family values, and many more. The visuals are unique and kept me rooted to my seat. After it was over, I couldn’t believe that I had been watching this video for 10 minutes.
A cursory google search tells me that Dr. Philip Zimbardo has only worked on about a gazillion and a half projects, including a couple dozen books and articles. A youtube search for “Philip Zimbardo” brings up 237 videos about the man. So I know what I’ll be doing tonight!*
Thanks to Aaron M. for posting the Secret Powers of Time video on Facebook.
*Well, tomorrow night, maybe. Tonight I’m going to see Michael Shermer at the University of Minnesota!