Philip Zimbardo

Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University.

Background and Appearance

Born in New York City on March 23, 1933 (age 82)

His family are Sicilian immigrants.

His wife is Christina Maslach - Interestingly enough Christina is the one who had the Stanford prison experiment stopped, this was before they got married.

Most notable feature is his goatee

Education and Experience

Brooklyn College (B.A., Psychology, 1954)

Yale University (M.S., 1955; Ph.D., Psychology, 1959)

He taught at Yale from 1959 to 1960

From 1960 to 1967, he was a professor of psychology at New York University (University College of Arts & Sciences, Bronx NY.)

From 1967 to 1968, he taught at Columbia University

Currently he works at Stanford University and has been since 1968

Some Of His Notable Works

School of Thought


The socio-cultural perspective is a theory used in various fields such as psychology and is used to describe awareness of circumstances surrounding individuals and how their behaviors are affected specifically by their surrounding, social and cultural factors.