Episode 125: Dr. Philip Zimbardo | How To Become An Everyday Superhero

Hey Life Athletes, welcome to episode 125 of the Life Athletics podcast!

Today’s guest Life Athlete is Dr. Philip Zimbardo.

Dr. Zimbardo is a psychologist, educator, writer, do-gooder, and the founder of The Heroic Imagination Project - a community that develops and implements research, education, corporate and public initiatives to inspire and encourage everyday heroism.

"Most people drift through life day to day without plans, without projection."

He has also written numerous books on psychology, including The Lucifer Effect, which "examines how the human mind has the capacity to be infinitely caring or selfish, kind or cruel, creative or destructive." 

Dr. Zimbardo also headed the Standford Prison Experiment, which features extensive information about a classic psychology experiment that inspired an award-winning movie, New York Times bestseller, and documentary DVD.

"Most people are unhappy with their lives because it is an unchosen life. It is life that is available."

On this episode, he talks about how ordinary people like us can become everyday heroes - doing good deeds and showing compassion toward others. He also touches on subjects such as family, friendship, relationships, and understanding the power of moral courage.

Learn more about Dr. Zimbardo:

The Stanford Prison Experiment
The Heroic Imagination Project
Join the HIP here
Buy the Lucifer Effect here