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Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

http://www.ted.com/talks/philip_zimbardo_on_the_psychology_of_evil.html

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Qui est mieux placé pour expliquer l'effet lucifer que Philip Zimbardo lui-même! Ce vidéo d'une vingtaine de minutes pourrait être intéressant à présenter en classe. Serait encore plus pertinent pour les cours de psychologie sociale. Zimbardo rend l'information concrète, imagée et vulgarisée; génial! by annesophieduval Feb 19

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