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The Lucifer effect : how good people turn evil

Author: Philip G Zimbardo
Publisher: London : Rider, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Lucifer Effect' examines how the human mind has the capacity to be infinitely caring or selfish, kind or cruel, creative or destructive, and the ways in which the goodness of humanity can be transformed into bestiality.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Zimbardo
ISBN: 9781844135776 1844135772
OCLC Number: 62479057
Description: xx, 551 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The psychology of evil : situated character transformations --
2. Sunday's surprise arrests --
3. Let Sunday's degradation rituals begin --
4. Monday's prisoner rebellion --
5. Tuesday's double trouble : visitors and rioters --
6. Wednesday is spiraling out of control --
7. The power to parole --
8. Thursday's reality confrontations --
9. Friday's fade to black --
10. The SPE's meaning and messages : the alchemy of character transformations --
11. The SPE : ethics and extensions --
12. Investigating social dynamics : power, conformity, and obedience --
13. Investigating social dynamics : deindividuation, dehumanization, and the evil of inaction --
14. Abu Ghraib's abuses and tortures : understanding and personalizing its horrors --
15. Putting the system on trial : command complicity --
16. Resisting situational influences and celebrating heroism.
Responsibility: Philip Zimbardo.

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