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Philip Zimbardo Quotes

Let these quotes by Philip Zimbardo help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

Situational variables can exert powerful influences over human behavior,
more so that we recognize or acknowledge.
- Philip Zimbardo

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered
by being a superstar who knows more about one subject
than anyone else in the world.
- Philip Zimbardo

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

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Evil is knowing better, but willingly doing worse.
- Philip Zimbardo

The line between good and evil is permeable and almost
anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.
- Philip Zimbardo

Human behavior is incredibly pliable,
plastic.
- Philip Zimbardo

 

Academic success depends on research and publications.
- Philip Zimbardo

Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.
- Philip Zimbardo

Prejudice and discrimination have always been a big part of my life.
When I was 6, I got beat up and called dirty Jew boy
because they thought I looked Jewish.
- Philip Zimbardo

After doing psychology for half a century,
my passion for all of it is greater than ever.
- Philip Zimbardo

There are no limits to what I would do to make my classes exciting,
interesting, unpredictable.
- Philip Zimbardo

One can't live mindfully without being enmeshed in
psychological processes that are around us.
- Philip Zimbardo

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade.
I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather
than a pathology of the individual.
- Philip Zimbardo

I started studying shyness in adults in 1972.
Shyness operates at so many different levels.
Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977.
- Philip Zimbardo

What happens when good people are put into an evil
place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate
their past history and morality?
- Philip Zimbardo

My early childhood prepared me to be a social psychologist.
I grew up in a South Bronx ghetto in a very poor family.
From Sicilian origin, I was the first person in my
family to complete high school,
let alone go to college.
- Philip Zimbardo

Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences
on all of human behavior.
We're trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively past-,
present- or future-oriented.
- Philip Zimbardo

I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary
people do unusual things,
things that seem alien to their natures.
Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart
people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?
- Philip Zimbardo

At North Hollywood High School, I was shunned by everyone.
I would sit down in the cafeteria, and students would
get up from the table and walk away.
They thought I was from the Mafia.
- Philip Zimbardo

What troubles me is the Internet and the electronic technology revolution.
Shyness is fueled in part by so many people spending
huge amounts of time alone,
isolated on e-mail, in chat rooms, which reduces their
face-to-face contact with other people.
- Philip Zimbardo

I was discriminated against because I was Jewish,
Italian, black and Puerto Rican.
But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor.
I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle
of the night because we couldn't pay the rent.
- Philip Zimbardo

But by providing the background picture -
the universal situational awareness that we desire -
by showing the anomalies,
the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how
we do our analysis and our intelligence.
- Stephen Cambone

Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real,
clear information at our disposal.
There was a real lack of situational awareness.
We didn't have the capabilities on the ground to give us real-time,
accurate assessments of the physical condition of the city.
- Michael Chertoff

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

As a designer, the mission with which we have been charged is simple:
providing space at the right cost.
- Harry von Zell

Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing,
has the right to talk about himself.
- Charles Baudelaire

By providing outstanding economic leadership,
this country can wage its attack successfully -
and can thereby build the foundations of a peaceful world.
- James Forrestal

UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure
basic services for children and this includes providing
food where the need exists.
- Carol Bellamy

You know, there are some areas of the state that are
providing enormous help to their students;
there are others where they're not doing what they can.
- George Pataki

If cooking becomes an art form rather than a means
of providing a reasonable diet,
then something is clearly wrong.
- Tom Jaine

Providing tax relief and reducing regulations leads
to job creation and new economic opportunities for our small businesses,
which are the backbone of our economy.
- Cathy McMorris

Vivendi will be one of the very few top communications
groups of the Internet age.
We will have customers all over the globe,
providing services through all kinds of technology.
- Jean-Marie Messier

Life is constantly providing us with new funds,
new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility.
In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.
- Henry Miller

The scientist's inquiry into the causes of things is
providing an ever more extensive understanding of nature.
- Kenneth G. Wilson

Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing
the guidance and information to us.
- Bob Woodward

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt.
We're very concerned about it.
We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London.
- Alberto Gonzales

In turn, more physicians, hospitals,
and other health care providers are severely limiting their practices,
moving to other states, or simply not providing care.
- Jim Ryun

I have said it on several occasions,
several times from this podium,
that providing a quality education for our children
is high on my priority list.
I will not stop now.
- Jane D. Hull

San Francisco lags behind other communities in providing a vital,
vibrant and ecologically sustainable urban canopy,
as well as open space in the city.
- Gavin Newsom

Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing
tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong.
- Dennis Hastert

We have almost succeeded in leveling all human activities
to the common denominator of securing the necessities
of life and providing for their abundance.
- Hannah Arendt

I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy.
- Burt Lancaster

When a child grows up without a father,
there is an empty place where someone must stand,
providing an example of character and confidence.
- Steve Largent

The Defense Department must do a better job of providing
the best possible care for service women who are victims of sexual assault.
- Louise Slaughter

Evening the playing field for women workers is a matter
of fairness and with women now providing a significant
share of their family's income,
it is a family issue.
- Rosa DeLauro

I like being 35, I like having a bit of money to spend
on music and useless gadgets.
The net is providing new ways to communicate and cooperate
that just didn't exist in the 80s.
- Malcolm Wilson

We are truly indefatigable in providing for the needs of the body,
but we starve the soul.
- Ellen Wood

Mode of providing steam power to locomotives.
- John Ericsson

Small businesses are the economic drivers of our country,
providing the stimulus our communities need.
- Melissa Bean

Such schemes take money from people who can least afford
to spend it to support an unneeded bureaucracy that
eats money people thought they were providing for education.
- Jesse Helms

Providing a writer isn't put off by conventions -
and some are -
attending them can be a nice break from the necessary isolation of writing.
- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

I am also committed to providing city employees with housing assistance.
- Thomas Menino

As soon as we find a cure, we will utilize any of the
donations to go toward providing medication to those who can't afford it.
That is my goal.
- Montel Williams

But we can also take the radical view that the test
of an economy has to do with the extent to which it
is providing everybody with a decent means of living.
- David Korten

By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity
and meeting the needs of working families,
we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation.
- Christopher Dodd

By providing our school districts with direct access
to criminal information records,
we can help ensure timely and complete information
on prospective school employees.
- Jon Porter

A firm, for instance, that does business in many countries
of the world is driven to spend an enormous amount of time,
labour, and money in providing for translation services.
- Edward Sapir

The Leadership Training Institute of America is a cultural
think tank providing training and opportunity in leadership
development and cultural dynamics.
- Michael Burgess

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

The model should only serve the very private function
for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement.
- Lucian Freud

I'm aware of my audience in a way, and I do try to
engage with them while I'm trying to go about my business of thinking.
I believe they help me by providing a focus.
- David Antin

Reforming the way the state works with businesses and
providing incentives for employers will help preserve
and create new jobs in Massachusetts.
- Mitt Romney

I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes,
and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking
and providing information to Carl and myself.
- Bob Woodward

Community colleges play an important role in helping
people transition between careers by providing the
retooling they need to take on a new career.
- Barack Obama

Conservatives believe in providing Constitutional rights to our citizens,
not to enemy combatants like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
- Mitt Romney

I've always felt that you can't do much wrong in a
garden providing you enjoy it.
- David Hobson

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940.
Although not a scientist herself she has contributed
more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home.
- Frederick Sanger

The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water
and sanitation to every single human being on earth
at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty.
- Bjorn Lomborg

By 2010, Africa could be providing the United States
with as many oil imports as the Middle East.
- Anthony Lake


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