Dr. Phil Zimbardo, Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Stanford Prison Experiment

Dr. Phil Zimbardo, Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Talk: Stanford Prison Experiment

Famed Stanford Psychologist Dr. Phil Zimbardo and Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez visit Google to talk about their new film, "The Stanford Prison Experiment" (winner of 2 awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival).

Dr. Phil Zimbardo

Dr. Phil Zimbardo is a psychologist and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He became known for his 1971 Stanford prison experiment and has since authored various notable works in the field of psychology.

Kyle Patrick Alvarez

Kyle Patrick Alvarez is an award-winning director best known for The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) and Easier With Practice (2009).

The Film

What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In 1971, Dr. Philip Zimbardo cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail. The results astonished the world, as participants morphed into drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

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