This year marks the 40th anniversary of a notorious psychology experiment: the Stanford Prison Experiment. It showed that average, well-adjusted people could act cruelly, even sadistically, under the right circumstances. Now, the scientist who led those experiments is wondering whether the opposite is true. Can a regular, run-of-the-mill person be made to do extraordinary, even heroic things?

The Heroic Imagination Project 22 June,2011QUEST Staff



QUEST, an Emmy Award-winning multimedia science series, has a new focus on the science of sustainability.The half-hour magazine style episodes are produced by a collaboration of six public broadcasters around the country and explore a wide variety of sustainability issues related to food, energy, water, climate and biodiversity. The story segments featured in each show are introduced by on-camera host, environmental journalist Simran Sethi. The series also includes half-hour specials that focus on a single topic.

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