Time After Time #006: Zimbardo’s Secret Powers of Time

A charming (and charmingly illustrated) talk given by Phillip Zimbardo (he of the infamous Stanford prison experiment) explaining how the way that you think about time can have huge effects on your life. He’s old, so he ends up blaming everything on video games, but don’t hold that against him. There’s still an awful  lot of interesting stuff here which helps explain why you might do things that you know, in the long-term, will be bad for you. Also why Protestant countries have higher GNP than Catholic countries and why there’s no future tense verb in Sicillian dialect.

This is a ten minute animated highlights package. If you’ve got the time, his full length live-action talk is embedded after the jump.

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