From: 'Andrew Phelps'


Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] Fwd: Announcing our Upcoming Hero Round Table Conference

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 4:54 PM



I appreciate your bringing attention to the conference being planned for San Francisco in April.

The institutional shift that brings social responsibility to a stronger role in psychology, in practice and in theory, serves as an important concern.

The conference you have emailed about appears to represent an opposite work project, to stand in the way of the social change needed. "Heroism" as a primary agenda reaches to personality structures such as that of U.S. political leaders, and the leadership of today's A.P.A.

I appreciate Dan Ellsberg, who has a history of social responsibility in his actions. There is meaning in engaging people like him as individuals, albeit not as an ideal human model for the nature of existential being.


Andrew Phelps



On Mon, 2/12/18, Gik wrote:

FYI, I just got this email.

Hello, Gik

It's Phil Zimbardo, professor to thousands of Stanford psychology majors! I am now retired but busier than ever, and I am hoping to reconnect with my former students and past Stanford psychology majors.

As you know, I have spent most of my academic career studying the psychology of evil, but I have dedicated the last 15 years to examining heroism as the antidote to evil. Helping people understand that anyone can be a hero is an important part of making the world a better, more equitable place. So, in 2008, I formed the non-profit Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) to give people the tools they need to notice injustice, speak out, and take action. How can YOU get involved in this important effort? Quite simply ..

In April, I will be hosting the Hero Round Table conference in San Francisco, and I am inviting you to attend. You can also support students and k-12 educators to attend, and you can write me back to say "hi" and I will let you know about other opportunities for us to reconnect this year and talk about heroism.

Below there is more information about the conference ..   link HERE.