AKA Philip George Zimbardo
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment
Made a name for himself at Stanford University by launching what was supposed to be a two-week social experiment modeled after a prison environment. The study was canceled after day five.
"Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about Golding's Lord of the Flies."
Father: George Zimbardo (electrician)
Mother: Margaret Bisicchia
Brother: George, Jr.
Wife: Rose Abdelnour (div.)
Son: Adam (b. 1962)
Wife: Christina Maslach
High School: James Monroe High School, Bronx, NY
University: BA Psychology and Sociology, Brooklyn College (1954)
University: MS, Yale University (1955)
University: PhD, Yale University (1959)
Psi Chi Honor Society NYU
Risk Factors: Asthma
Author of books:
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (2007, science)
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