(Aka Philip G. Zimbardo)
The Time Paradox: The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life (August 5, 2008 release) with John Boyd
Your every significant choice -- every important
decision you make -- is determined by a force operating deep inside your
mind: your perspective on time -- your internal, personal time zone. This
is the most influential force in your life, yet you are virtually unaware
of it. Once you become aware of your personal time zone, you can begin to
see and manage your life in exciting new ways.
In The Time Paradox, Drs. Zimbardo and Boyd draw on thirty years of
pioneering research to reveal, for the first time, how your individual
time perspective shapes your life and is shaped by the world around you.
Further, they demonstrate that your and every other individual's time
zones interact to create national cultures, economics, and personal
You will discover what time zone you live in through Drs. Zimbardo and
Boyd's revolutionary tests. Ask yourself:
Does the smell of fresh-baked cookies
bring you back to your childhood?
Do you believe that nothing will ever
change in your world?
Do you believe that the present
encompasses all and the future and past are mere abstractions?
Do you wear a watch, balance your
checkbook, and make to-do lists -- every day?
Do you believe that life on earth is
merely preparation for life after death?
Do you ruminate over failed
Are you the life of every party --
always late, always laughing, and always broke?
These statements are representative of the seven most
common ways people relate to time, each of which, in its extreme, creates
benefits and pitfalls. The Time Paradox is a practical plan for
optimizing your blend of time perspectives so you get the utmost out of
every minute in your personal and professional life as well as a
fascinating commentary about the power and paradoxes of time in the modern
No matter your time perspective, you experience these paradoxes. Only by
understanding this new psychological science of time zones will you be
able to overcome the mental biases that keep you too attached to the past,
too focused on immediate gratification, or unhealthily obsessed with
future goals. Time passes no matter what you do -- it's up to you to spend
it wisely and enjoy it well. Here's how.
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (2007)
What makes good people do bad things? How can moral
people be seduced to act immorally? Where is the line separating good from
evil, and who is in danger of crossing it?
Renowned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo has the answers, and in
The Lucifer Effect he explains how–and the myriad reasons why–we are
all susceptible to the lure of “the dark side.” Drawing on examples from
history as well as his own trailblazing research, Zimbardo details how
situational forces and group dynamics can work in concert to make monsters
out of decent men and women.
Zimbardo is perhaps best known as the creator of the Stanford Prison
Experiment. Here, for the first time and in detail, he tells the full
story of this landmark study, in which a group of college-student
volunteers was randomly divided into “guards” and “inmates” and then
placed in a mock prison environment. Within a week the study was
abandoned, as ordinary college students were transformed into either
brutal, sadistic guards or emotionally broken prisoners.
By illuminating the psychological causes behind such disturbing
metamorphoses, Zimbardo enables us to better understand a variety of
harrowing phenomena, from corporate malfeasance to organized genocide to
how once upstanding American soldiers came to abuse and torture Iraqi
detainees in Abu Ghraib. He replaces the long-held notion of the “bad
apple” with that of the “bad barrel”–the idea that the social setting and
the system contaminate the individual, rather than the other way around.
This is a book that dares to hold a mirror up to mankind, showing us that
we might not be who we think we are. While forcing us to reexamine what we
are capable of doing when caught up in the crucible of behavioral
dynamics, though, Zimbardo also offers hope. We are capable of resisting
evil, he argues, and can even teach ourselves to act heroically. Like
Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem and Steven Pinker’s The
Blank Slate, The Lucifer Effect is a shocking, engrossing study
that will change the way we view human behavior.
Psychology and Life (2004) by
Philip G. Zimbardo and Richard J. Gerrig
This classic book is built around the central theme
of presenting psychology as a science and applying that science to our
daily lives. Psychology and Life continues to provide a rigorous,
research-based presentation that demonstrates that this research has
immediate in daily life. For Intro Psychology students, or anyone with an
interest in the subject.
Psychology: Core Concepts (2002)
with Ann L. Weber and Robert L. Johnson
The accomplished author team of Phillip Zimbardo (APA
president 2001-2002), Ann Weber, and Bob Johnson combine once again to
present psychology to readers in a meaningful, manageable format. Each
chapter of this book focuses on the key questions and core concepts of
psychology, supported by an extensive pedagogical structure. A wealth of
instructive features, such as "Psychology in Your Life," "Using Psychology
to Learn Psychology," and "Do it Yourself!" enhance reader learning and
retention of key psychological concepts. Psychology, 4/e integrates a
cross-cultural and multicultural perspective to make psychology meaningful
for all readers. For anyone interested in introductory psychology or
The Psychology of Attitude Change and Social
(1991) by Philip G
Zimbardo and Michael R Leippe
This text, part of the McGraw-Hill Series in Social
Psychology, is for the student with no prior background in social
psychology. Written by Philip Zimbardo and Michael Leippe, outstanding
researchers in the field, the text covers the relationships existing
between social influence, attitude change and human behavior. Through the
use of current, real-life situations, the authors illustrate the
principles of behavior and attitude change at the same time that they
foster critical thinking skills on the part of the reader.
The Shy Child: Overcoming and Preventing Shyness from Infancy to Adulthood (1984) with
Shirley L. Radl
Two out of every five people in the U.S. regard themselves
as "shy." Yet, shyness can be cured, says Dr. Philip Zimbardo, the
nation's leading authority on shyness. With co-author Shirley Radl, Dr.
Zimbardo presents a program for overcoming and preventing shyness from
infancy to adulthood.
The Shy Child is based on pioneering research conducted at the
Stanford Shyness Clinic, including surveys of people in the U.S. and
abroad, interviews with children, parents, teachers, and systematic
experimental research that compared the behavior of shy to non-shy people.
This book documents which parenting "style" encourages self-confidence in
a child, helps with the problems of being shy and provides methods for
building a child's trust and self-esteem. It explores the role that school
plays in contributing to a child's shyness, and suggests ways to improve
the quality of the classroom experience for every child. The Shy
Child is the only book to provide an effective program for conquering
shyness in childhood, before it has a chance to limit a child's options
and determine the course of the child's life.
The Shyness Workbook (1979)
Shyness What It Is, What To Do About It
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