I am a published psychologist, author of the Stanford Prison Experiment, expert witness during the Abu Ghraib trials. AMA starting June 7th at 12PM (ET).
I’m Phil Zimbardo -- past president of the American Psychological Association and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. You may know me from my 1971 research, The Stanford Prison Experiment. I’ve hosted the popular PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, served as an expert witness during the Abu Ghraib trials and authored The Lucifer Effect and The Time Paradox among others.
Recently, through TED Books, I co-authored The Demise of Guys: Why Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It. My book questions whether the rampant overuse of video games and porn are damaging this generation of men.
Based on survey responses from 20,000 men, dozens of individual interviews and a raft of studies, my co-author, Nikita Duncan, and I propose that the excessive use of videogames and online porn is creating a generation of shy and risk-adverse guys suffering from an “arousal addiction” that cripples their ability to navigate the complexities and risks inherent to real-life relationships, school and employment.