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The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo

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The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
Prepared by Philip Zimbardo and Cindy X. Wang
http://lucifereffect.com/guide.htm (1 of 2) [2/27/2009 6:50:17 PM]
The Lucifer Effect by Philip Zimbardo
Prepared by Philip Zimbardo and Cindy X. Wang
The Lucifer Effect
, we examined how social situations lead ordinary people tocommit unimaginable acts of violence, discrimination, and indifference to thesuffering of others. Many of us hope that if we were placed in such situations, wewould be the courageous ones who resist unjust authority, who are immune tocompliance tactics, and who never abandon our core beliefs and principles in theface of social pressures. However, the reality is we can never predict our actionswithout being placed in similar situations. This is one of the recurring themes of 
The Lucifer Effect
and something that should not be lost on us as we makeeveryday decisions.Indeed, even without being placed in the heat of war, the inhumanity of prisons, orthe clutches of social psychologists, our daily lives are wrought with similarly
http://lucifereffect.com/guide_intro.htm (1 of 4) [2/27/2009 6:50:26 PM]

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