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Philip Zimbardo

Professor (Emeritus)
Office Location: 
Jordan Hall, Building 420 Room 210
Admin. Assistant: 
Saltzman, Karen

Research Summary

Social psychology; investigation of causes, correlates, and consequences of various time perspectives; conceptual and empirical development of my Discontinuity Theory of Madness (cognitive, social, behavioral dynamics in the etiology of "normal" symptoms of psychopathology); study of the nature of mind control tactics and strategies used by cults; use of hypnosis as a methodological technique for manipulating cognitive and affective states.

Education

Ph.D. Social Psychology, Yale University, 1959