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The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces. Philip Zimbardo#Almost 70
Philip Zimbardo#Almost 70
The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual. Philip Zimbardo#Decade 68
Philip Zimbardo#Decade 68
My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist. I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family. From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my family to complete high school, let alone go to college. Philip Zimbardo#Alone 68
Philip Zimbardo#Alone 68
Boys are 30 percent more likely than girls to drop out of school. In Canada, five boys drop out for every three girls. Girls outperform boys now at every level, from elementary school to graduate school. Philip Zimbardo#Men 65
Philip Zimbardo#Men 65
What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution. Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending huge amounts of time alone, isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their face-to-face contact with other people. Philip Zimbardo#Technology 65
Philip Zimbardo#Technology 65
Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered by being a superstar who knows more about one subject than anyone else in the world. Philip Zimbardo#Academic 62
Philip Zimbardo#Academic 62
Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse. Philip Zimbardo#Evil 60
Philip Zimbardo#Evil 60
Human behavior is incredibly pliable, plastic. Philip Zimbardo#Behavior 50
Philip Zimbardo#Behavior 50
Prejudice and discrimination have always been a big part of my life. When I was 6, I got beat up and called dirty Jew boy because they thought I looked Jewish. Philip Zimbardo#Beat 41
Philip Zimbardo#Beat 41
What happens when good people are put into an evil place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate their past history and morality? Philip Zimbardo#Dominate 39
Philip Zimbardo#Dominate 39
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