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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.


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