PROJECT. TASK. Professor Philip G. Zimbardo of Shyness. Phil Zimbardo, Paul Pilkonis, and Robert Norwood cent who can not ask for a date, a favor, or better service. .. a theory of the child as docile, perfectible, and similar to all other. WORTH READING: Professor Zimbardo debunks critics of the Stanford Prison However, my reputation derives from considerable research and theories on many topics, .. at U.C. Berkeley, whom I was dating, came down to take me out to dinner. I first conceptualized shyness in as a self-imposed psychological. SHYNESS: My interest in the social and personal dynamics of shyness in me to Leon Festinger's manuscript on the Theory of Cognitive Dissonance in , I was you work for, and (3) the date by which you hope to complete the interview .
Nicolas Fieulaine of Lyon Nicolas. My interest in the social and personal dynamics of shyness in adults and later in children emerged curiously from reflections on the Stanford Prison Experiment, when considering the mentality of the Guard restricting freedoms and Prisoner resisting, but ultimately accepting those restrictions on personal freedom as dualities in each of us, and notably in the neurotic person and the shy individual. Sinceour research team, composed mostly of Stanford undergraduates, and graduates, Paul Pilkonis and Susan Brodt, has done pioneering research on the causes, correlates, and consequences of shyness in adults and children, using a multi-method, multi-response approach.
Our findings of the extent of shyness and its many negative consequences led us to experiment with a shyness clinic where we tested various interventions among students and staff at Stanford University and then in the local community.
Now our shyness clinic is housed in the clinic setting of the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, where it is both a treatment and research center.
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I have been intrigued by the question of how people who are functioning normally and effectively first begin to develop the symptoms of psychopathology, that may eventually lead to psychiatric diagnosis, but in a general sense are termed as "madness. Those mental and situational searches are constrained by the operation of various biases that focus the search narrowly in specific domains and thus predispose to finding or confining what one is looking for, rather than to be the objective, global, unbiased search of the scientific mind.
This research is currently on hold. My interest in understanding the dynamics of human aggression and violence stems from early personal experiences growing up amid the violence of the South Bronx ghetto where I was born and raised. I have specifically focused however, on how "good" people are seduced or induced to engage in violent, or "evil" deeds by situational forces in which they find themselves surrounded, and psychological justifications and interpretations. I first developed a model of deindividuation that specified a set of input and output variables that predicted the triggering and consequences of this temporary state of suspended personal identity.
Experimental and field research on vandalism and graffiti have generally supported this model. This research has broadened to include the psychology of terrorism. My graduate school training in the Yale Attitude Change Program, headed by my mentor, Carl Hovland, peaked a long sustained interest in the processes of attitude and behavior change produced by persuasion. In addition to a series of early experiments on variables involved in the persuasion-attitude change relationship, I broadened this interest into the global category of Mind Control.
I conceive of mind control as a phenomena encompassing all the ways in which personal, social and institutional forces are exerted to induce compliance, conformity, belief, attitude, and value change in others. From the time my Yale mentors, Bob Cohen and Jack Brehm, introduced me to Leon Festinger's manuscript on the Theory of Cognitive Dissonance inI was excited by the scope of its domain starting with such a simple set of initial assumptions and principles, and leading to many non-obvious predictions.
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My dissertation pitted predictions from dissonance theory against the more rational expectations from Hovland and Sherif's judgment model of latitudes of acceptance and rejection-and dissonance won. Of all the research I have done, I am most proud of the set of studies conducted with my NYU graduate and undergraduate students that conceptualized dissonance phenomena as the cognitive control of motivation, and demonstrated the power of this approach in a series of experimentally rigorous studies that used classic research paradigms on classical and instrumental conditioning learned from another of my Yale mentors, Neal Miller.
This research is also on hold currently. My primary interest in hypnosis has not been in this curious phenomena itself, but in using it as an experimental technique in my research arsenal to induce or modify emotions, moods, motivational states, and beliefs, that are assumed central mediators to demonstrating specific predicted relationships in a variety of other research domains, such as dissonance, time perspective, and unexplained arousal discontinuity research.
He completed his M. Miller was his advisor.The psychology of evil - Philip Zimbardo
From tohe taught at Columbia University. He joined the faculty at Stanford University in With a government grant from the U. Office of Naval Researchhe conducted the Stanford prison study in which male college students were selected from an applicant pool of 70 and randomly assigned to be "prisoners" or "guards" in a mock prison located in the basement of the psychology building at Stanford.
Zimbardo's primary reason for conducting the experiment was to focus on the power of roles, rules, symbols, group identity and situational validation of behavior that generally would repulse ordinary individuals.
He instructed guards to find ways to dominate the prisoners, not with physical violence, but with other tactics such as sleep deprivation and punishment with solitary confinement.
Later in the experiment, as some guards became more aggressive, taking away prisoners cots so that they had to sleep on the floorand forcing them to use buckets kept in their cells as toilets, and then refusing permission to empty the buckets, neither the other guards nor Zimbardo himself intervened.
Knowing that their actions were observed but not rebuked, guards considered that they had implicit approval for such actions. The prisoner was eventually released after screaming and acting unstable in front of the other inmates.
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This prisoner was replaced with one of the alternates. One prisoner had even gone as far as to go on a hunger strike. When he refused to eat, the guards put him into solitary confinement for three hours even though their own rules stated the limit that a prisoner could be in solitary confinement was only one hour.
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Instead of the other prisoners looking at this inmate as a hero and following along in his strike, they chanted together that he was a bad prisoner and a troublemaker.