View Part 2 When Dr. Phil examined what makes a good person do bad things. Now, they continue to explore blind obedience to authority and how social influences can have a negative impact on your life. Would your daughter follow the crowd and bully an innocent victim?
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By placing each act of breathtaking cruelty beside a description of its perpetrator--invariably an ordinary, psychologically normal person--Zimbardo makes clear that we are just animals socialized into one behavior, and easily socialized into another. And though he never outright asks it, every page of his book prompts the impossible question: What kind of monster are you? With little provocation, formerly good people will discard their values entirely. And while the author tries time and again to complicate his argument, to mitigate the bleakness of his premise, those attempts feel insufficient.
He assures readers that--although social systems seize control of our ethics, elicit our worst selves, and punish those who refuse to comply--people can still be dissuaded from committing atrocities. He was shot down five times, breaking his backbone and suffering lasting psychological scars from his nightmare experience.
It took thirty years before the military recognized his heroic deeds… Paradoxically, Lieutenant Calley an orchestrator of the massacre was treated as a hero. The stronger and sadder argument, the one that Zimbardo tries to avoid making, is the one his own research supports: Most of us are available for total moral conquest by our bosses, parents, peers, and government, irredeemably adrift on currents much stronger than ourselves.
Zimbardo never once uses his experiment or his researches to prove we have no Eve I have read the book, and I can assure you it is worth the read. Zimbardo never once uses his experiment or his researches to prove we have no control over our own doing. Neither does he try to justify wrong doings. You should read the book, instead of reviews. It is one of my favorite books; in the preface there are so many historical examples worth reading! By the way, in the first pages Zimbardo clears up that he does not believe we cannot control our actions.
Also, you should read it -or, if you do not have the time, on youtube you can find some videos related- as it tells the story one of the most influential, controversial and yet so interesting experiments of psychology. Also, Zimbardo is, to me, a genious, and I believe his theories are the closer we have to truth. Also, in the first part of the book, he mostly explains not how we are powerless against our stimulis, but simply how anyone can do bad -not always, not completely unwillingly.
Plus he focus his attention on explaining how he does not try to justify evil doings, but simply shed some light on them. Hope you will try to look into it! It is at least pages too long and bogged down by excessive detail, making it read like a numbing textbook.
The author did not attempt to eliminate his personal biases even embracing them, calling himself a "bleeding heart liberal" at one point , which really bothered me, since the book was presented as an unbiased view of social behavior as it relates to situational forces.
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