Philip Zimbardo Revisits the Stanford Prison Experiment

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In the summer of 1971, Stanford researcher Philip Zimbardo hired a group of students to act as prisoners and guards in a fake prison set up in the school's psychology building. The results were surprising - even violent - and shed light on the human psyche and abuse of power. As a new movie puts the landmark experiment in the spotlight again, Zimbardo joins us to talk about the film, the experiment and today's prisons and police force.

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Philip Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University, author of "The Lucifer Effect" and expert witness during the Abu Ghraib trials

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