Psychology of Time – The Impact on Your Orientation

CO2

Zimbardo’s current research on the psychology of Time Perspective focuses on the ways in which individuals develop temporal orientations that parcel the flow of personal experience into the mental categories, or time zones, of Past, Present, and Future, and also a Transcendental Future (beliefs about a future life after one’s death). How has this work informed the way your organization works today after working with Phil Zimbardo?

Ethical Problems in Organizations

Tony Mayo

The “prison experiments” by psychologist Philip Zimbardo show “that ethical problems in organizations originate not with “a few bad apples” but with the ‘barrel makers’—the leaders who, wittingly or not, create and maintain the systems in which participants are encouraged to do wrong.” Tony Mayo Executive Coach.

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Best Practice: Stories to Encourage Good, Avoid Evil

Michael Lee Stallard

Check out this outstanding TED video of Stanford psychology professor Philip Zimbardo speaking on the topic of how culture encourages or discourages evil. Click here to view the embedded video. In the workshops we teach, we use stories of great leaders in business, government, the social sector and sports who inspired people to do what’s right. This is a best practice to strengthen the positive effects of an organization’s identity (i.e. mission, values and reputation).

Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

Social psychologist, Philip Zimbardo said, “Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior, more so that we recognize or acknowledge.” I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. I started my career in executive search right out of college over 13 years ago, so recruiting is work that I’ve always done and always loved.

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Disconnection: The Subversive Side of Technology

Michael Lee Stallard

For example, consider Stanford psychology professor Philip Zimbardo’s TED video on the “ Demise of Guys.” When I speak or teach, I’m nearly always asked if human beings can be “over-connected.” ” This question is typically in reference to an obsessive use and reliance on online technologies. Technology is a double-edged sword.

Three Stops On The Search For Meaning

Lead Change Blog

Frankl hit on this theme long before Philip Zimbardo divided his test subjects into guards and prisoners and discovered how easily we fall into our roles. I wish Viktor Frankl had been my uncle or even next-door neighbor. Such a gentle and kind spirit, accomplished, yet humble, very connected to his internal being, yet realistic in his self-appraisals, and with the ability to see how we are and to hold the mirror of words up for us to see ourselves.

Can We Reverse The Stanford Prison Experiment?

Harvard Business Review

When I met for lunch with Dr. Phil Zimbardo , the former president of the American Psychological Association, I knew him primarily as the mastermind behind The Stanford Prison Experiment. In the summer of 1971, Zimbardo took healthy Stanford students, gave them roles as either guards or inmates, and placed them in a makeshift prison in the basement of Stanford University. I asked Zimbardo, "Can you reverse the Stanford Prison Experiment?".

Ethics for Technologists (and Facebook)

Harvard Business Review

Everyone online can—if they want to make the effort—become an amateur Asch , Skinner , Zimbardo , Pavlov , Ariely , Kahneman and/or Vernon Smith. I recently finished writing a book about business experimentation and its future. In retrospect, if I had to write it again, I’d include a section or chapter on ethics. The ongoing explosion of technologically-enabled business opportunities inherently expand the ethical dilemmas, quandaries and trade-offs managements will confront.