“The Lucifer Effect” by Philip Zimbardo

” We have come to think of our heroes as special, set apart from us ordinary mortals by their daring deeds or lifelong sacrifices.”    The Lucifer Effect, P. Zimbardo

I just started reading this book. I am only through the preface, to be honest, but I have a feeling it’s going to be… Well.. I’ll say what it was like after I’m finished.

Stanford Prison Experiment and Abu Ghraib are the main example material. I am aware of the SPE for a number of years now. I believe there is a full documentary on Youtube, go check it out. It will make your skin crawl.

I am reading this book because I have always wondered what turns humans evil. Because I do believe we are not born evil. I guess I’m about to find out as I read… I’m nearly afraid of what I will find out…

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