Posted by The Situationist Staff on July 3, 2011
The Heroic Imagination Project, directed by Situationist Contributor Phil Zimbardo, is excited to announce that we will be featured on NPR’s Morning Edition on Monday July 4, 2011.
The piece will run during Morning Edition’s weekly “Your Health” segment, and will focus on the idea of teaching Heroism. The program features Dr. Zimbardo and several of the students from ARISE high school.
Please check your local listings to find out when Morning Edition will be airing in your region. Schedules and stations are available here.
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Posted by The Situationist Staff on March 18, 2008
NPR’s All Things Considered has a 3-minute audio report on an event (sponsored by Iraq Veterans Against the War) in which veterans told of their experiences in the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One 19-year-old soldier is quoted in the report, explaining, much as Phil Zimbardo or Stanley Milgram might, the mechanisms of obedience:
“I watched a prisoner, and we denied him water and food, and to my understanding he did not have sleep for three days. . . . [Y]ou don’t really think about it because it’s being allowed. You know, cause you’re just thinking this is what I’m doing. This man came down from the airfield command center there. Taking it as another directive order from our coalition forces, I just did what I was told.”
To listen to the entire report, click here. For a sample of related Situationist posts, go to “Our Soldiers, Their Children: The Lasting Impact of the War in Iraq,” “The Situation of a “Volunteer” Army,” “From Heavens to Hells to Heroes – Part I,” and “Looking for the Evil Actor.”
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