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The Psychology of Time - Philip Zimbardo

Complete video at: Stanford University psychologist Philip Zimbardo explains how personal concepts of time can affect psychological behavior. ----- What if your attitudes toward time could explain why you are chronically late, why you're likely to fight for rainforest preservation, or why you might be predisposed to addictions? Philip Zimbardo, renowned for his notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiments, will discuss how internal time perspectives determine every single one of our thoughts, feelings and actions. He even makes the case that attitudes toward time can influence national destinies - The Commonwealth Club of California Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as a leading "voice and face of contemporary psychology" through his widely seen PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his media appearances, best-selling trade books on shyness, and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment. Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now an Emeritus Professor), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University. He continues teaching graduate students at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and at the Naval Post Graduate School (Monterey). He has been given numerous awards and honors as an educator, researcher, writer, and service to the profession. Recently, he was awarded the Havel Foundation Prize for his lifetime of research on the human condition. Zimbardo is most recently the author (with John Boyd) of The Time Paradox (Free Press, 2008). He is also the author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, 2007).
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