Philip Zimbardo

Man Disconnected
  • Man Disconnected

  • 'Zimbardo has put his finger on a great challenge of the modern era' - The Sunday Times

    Masculinity is in meltdown. Young men are failing as never before — academically, socially and sexually. But why? And what needs to be done?

    Internationally-acclaimed psychologist Philip Zimbardo, and research partner Nikita Coulombe, show how symptoms include excessive gaming and porn use, apathy and drug abuse. They argue that digital technologies create alternative worlds that many boys find less demanding and more rewarding than real life, yet which are ultimately harmful.

    There is hope. Man Disconnected reveals where the solutions are to be found, and what action we can take. Controversial, provocative and insightful, this book is an alarm call ignored at our peril.

Philip Zimbardo is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University and has also taught at Yale, NYU and Columbia, and is past president of the American Psychological Association. He is renowned for his world-famous Stanford Prison Experiments, his studies on shyness and, more recently, for his breakthrough work on time. He also presented the award-winning video series Discovering Psychology. He lives in San Francisco but travels widely. See his website www.zimbardo.com John Boyd received his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University, where he worked closely with Philip developing the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. He is currently Research Manager at Google.