Philip Zimbardo is one of the most distinguished living psychologists.
He has served as President of the American Psychological Association and designed and narrated the award winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology. He has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters, among them, Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure, The Time Paradox, and most recently, Man, Interrupted.
A professor emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Zimbardo has spent 50 years teaching and studying psychology. Dr. Zimbardo currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit Heroic Imagination Project www.heroicimagination.org. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism. He asks: â€œWhat pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?â€