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TED Talks: Philip Zimbardo prescribes a healthy take on time

23 Jun

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says happiness and success are rooted in a trait most of us disregard: the way we orient toward the past, present and future. He suggests we calibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.

Philip Zimbardo was the leader of the notorious 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment — and an expert witness at Abu Ghraib. His book ‘The Lucifer Effect’ explores the nature of evil; now, in his new work, he studies the nature of heroism.

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Posted by on June 23, 2009 in CogSci, psychology

 

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