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Christina Maslach received her A.B., magna cum laude, in Social Relations from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1967, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1971. She has conducted research in a number of areas within social and health psychology. However, she is best known as one of the pioneering researchers on job burnout, and the author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used research measure in the burnout field. In addition to numerous articles, her books on this topic include Burnout: The Cost of Caring; the co-edited volume, Professional Burnout: Recent Developments in Theory and Research (with Wilmar Schaufeli); and three publications with Michael Leiter -- The Truth About Burnout ; Preventing Burnout and Building Engagement: A Complete Program for Organizational Renewal ; and Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work. The two latest publications are based on Professor Maslach's work as a consultant with various organizations on issues of job burnout.
In 1997, Professor Maslach received national recognition as Professor of the Year, an award made by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Among Professor Maslach's other honors are the presidency of the Western Psychological Association, the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Social Sciences Service Award from the University of California at Berkeley , and her selection as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which cited her "For groundbreaking work on the applications of social psychology to contemporary problems").
Professor Maslach is currently the Chair of the Academic Senate. Her prior administrative positions include the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Faculty Assistant (to the Chancellor) on the Status of Women, and Vice-Chair of the Psychology Department. She also chaired the Chancellor's Commission on Responses to a Changing Student Body and wrote its final report, Promoting Student Success at Berkeley.
Philip Zimbardo is internationally recognized as the “voice and face of contemporary psychology” through his widely viewed PBS-TV series, Discovering Psychology, his media appearances, best-selling trade books, and his classic research, The Stanford Prison Experiment.
Zimbardo has been a Stanford University professor since 1968 (now emeritus), having taught previously at Yale, NYU, and Columbia University. He is currently a professor at the Palo Alto University, teaching social psychology to clinical graduate students. Zimbardo has been given numerous awards and honors as an educator, researcher, writer, media contributor, and for service to the profession of psychology. He has been awarded the Vaclav Havel Foundation Prize for his lifetime of research on the human condition.
His current research interests are in the domain of experimental social psychology, with an emphasison: time perspective, persuasion, violence, political psychology, and terrorism. His current passion is The Heroic Imagination Project, exploring and encouraging the psychology of everyday heroes.
Zimbardo has been President of the American Psychological Association (2002), President of the Western Psychological Association (twice), Chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP), and now Chair of the Western Psychological Foundation.
Among his more than 400 professional publications, including 50 trade and textbooks, is Psychology and Life, and Core Concepts in Psychology. His recent trade books include: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (2007), The Time Paradox: Reconstructing the Past, Enjoying the Present, Mastering the Future (with John Boyd, 2008), The Time Cure: The Dynamic New Treatment For PTSD (with Richard and Rosemary Sword, 2012), and Man Interrupted: Why Young Men Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It (with Nikita Coulombe, 2016).