Stanford Prison Experiment
In her debut short story collection, the "Cat Person" author seems to be approaching fiction like nonfiction, like a psychological study with a result at the end of it.
It was 46 years ago that psychologist Philp Zimbardo conducted one of the most important social experiments of our time — the
You have to be kind to people who are rude to you.
Most people don't know who Philip Zimbardo is. I learned about him when I accidentally stumbled on a book that briefly mentioned
I fear we're reversing the evolutionary process. We've surrendered to simplistic, impulsive, fear-based "safety" and we're reaping the consequences, one broken soul at a time.
The actor has received key advice from Jake Johnson and Heath Ledger.
The Act of Killing closes with a scene of one death squad killer retching at the site of many of the murders he committed, after playing the victim in one fictional re-enactment of their crimes - a particularly chilling reminder that ordinary people, not monsters, lie behind even the greatest atrocities in history.
In the context of police-community relations, another criterion of group membership at play is place. Humans are territorial animals, and ingroup/outgroup biases may have evolved in tandem with this trait.
When it comes to research into human behavior in groups, one of the most notable, foundational studies is the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment. While it was scheduled to last longer, the experiment was cut short after six days when the guards began to abuse the prisoners.
The APA now finds itself in a position similar to that of Herman Melville's Billy Budd. Rather than exuding goodness, the association exhibited naivete. Billy Budd's naive innocence was a fault, not a virtue, and he was corrupted by evil because he failed to recognize it when it stared him in the face.