From long ago – still holds true and still love Mr. Zimbardo’s Work.
My recent vow to again ignore the news (gets my blood pressure up) found me in search of other media this morning, during my 2-hour ‘waking up’ tea drinking period. Oh, yes, I’ve decided to go coffee-free again for awhile – see how my body likes it.
Unfortunately, I decided to click on a video link that contained graphic pictures of the atrocities committed at Abu Ghraib prison.
Hmmm…. not exactly what I had in mind for ‘gentle waking’.
But, I was intrigued by how he ‘broke down’ and presented his version of the mechanics in play that not only allow, but aide and motivate, good people to do evil things.
First, what is Evil? Mr. Zimbardo defines it as follows:
- The Exercise of Power to
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