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Phillip G. Zimbardo

Psychologist Phillip G. Zimbardo takes us through a look at some profound photographs that managed to both reflect and inform some critical historical moments. He speaks about those photographs' affect and effect on him, as well.

Philip Zimbardo, PhD is a professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University. He has spoken on the TED stage about a wide range of topics, from male shyness to the psychology of good and evil. Zimbardo was a key player in creating the Stanford Prison Experiment, a now famous and somewhat controversial psychological experiment in which students played roles as prisoners and guards in a mock prison. The goal was to see if peoples' good natures might prevail in a powerfully negative environment, and the results were that the situation had a powerful impact on the nature of the people involved. Zimbardo has since authored numerous books and become a well-respected figure in the world of psychology.

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 Memory and Visual Images

Phillip G. Zimbardo pokes fun of his Italian heritage while examining the social aspects of memory. He points out that images give a sense of present to the past, illustrated in part by the way Sicilians interact with the graves of loved ones.

Power of Photography 

Psychologist Phillip G. Zimbardo speaks to how LIFE magazine gave people a window to the world. He also talks about the transformative power of a great portrait.

Stanford Prison Experiment

Psychologist Philip G. Zimbardo talks with PhotoWings about the role that photography played in his seminal Stanford Prison Experiment.