At TED, Philip Zimbardo Reports Guys Are In Demise

Bird's Eye View

I was fascinated a few years ago when Philip Zimbardo gave his 2008 TED Talk on Why Ordinary People Do Evil.or Zimbardo is a renowned psychiatrist whose teaching career spanned fifty years, much of it at Stanford University.

Psychology of Time – The Impact on Your Orientation


Zimbardo and colleagues are interested especially in temporal biases in which these learned cognitive categories are not “balanced&# according to situations, contexts and demands, but one or another are utilized excessively or underutilized.

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.

Ethics 117

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).

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.

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.