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Good book, very interesting topic. A must read for anyone interested in human nature. The reason for three stars is that I found the author very self congratulatory.

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

User Review  - Dalton Valette - Goodreads

What Zimbardo reveals in this text is not only horrifying, but all to real. It sets up a disturbing notion of distrust within people as no one truly knows what others, or even how they themselves ... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

User Review  - Divya Loganathan - Goodreads

This is a complicated book to read especially if like me you have no background in psychology. I gave up on the book many times but finally managed to complete it after 2 months. The pages around ... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

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took me FOREVER to get through this, but it wasn't boring. it was very detailed though, so maybe that's why. in any case, Zimbardo makes and EXCELLENT case for social situations playing a large role in getting "normal" people to do horrible things like torture, rape, beatings, etc... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

took me FOREVER to get through this, but it wasn't boring. it was very detailed though, so maybe that's why. in any case, Zimbardo makes and EXCELLENT case for social situations playing a large role in getting "normal" people to do horrible things like torture, rape, beatings, etc... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

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I see, many readers below complained about the writing style of Zimbardo, eg: 'ohh, he is a bad writer because its boring, I expected a supernatural story which is about how God pwned Lucifer and ... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

User Review  - Kerem Çağatay - Goodreads

I see, many readers below complained about the writing style of Zimbardo, eg: 'ohh, he is a bad writer because its boring, I expected a supernatural story which is about how God pwned Lucifer and ... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

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The main idea of this book is that "human places can create inhuman monsters", in other words, even ordinary people like me and you can commit atrocities if situational forces allow this kind of ... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

User Review  - Anu - Goodreads

As a vegan, I'm big on compassion and non violence. I also like to think I'm a non conformist, that doesn't get pressured into doing something just because it is the social norm. Yet, I've been ... Read full review

Review: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

User Review  - Alex Houseknecht - Goodreads

This book is primarily concerned with Zimbardo's landmark Stanford Prison Experiment, while taking the data and applying it into additional applicable realms. The study itself is highly fascinating ... Read full review


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