Here are 113 retirement messages sent by students:

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Professor Zimbardo:

Our class has watched many movies featuring you as a host, or an experimenter. Each time we were impressed with your knowledge of and enthusiasm for psychology. Thank you for helping the world better understand social psychology. We appreciate all that we have learned from you and your studies and admire your courage to perform new experiements and intellect in your field of study.

-SPSG AP Psychology Class '03-'04

SPSG AP Psychology Class 2003-2004
St. Paul's School for Girls
United States


Best of luck to you in your retirement! Your passion for discovering new knowledge, coming up with creative teaching and research methodologies and passion for sharing what is learned had a profound impact on me.

Matt Abrahams
United States

Thank you for all of your contributions to psychology. You make great videos to help me understand the concepts, and you are very clear in your explanations.

Good luck in your future endeavors.

Evan Abramowitz
Myers Park High School
United States

Dr. Zimbardo --

I am a junior at Clayton High School in Missouri, and we use your videos all the time in our psychology class!

Thanks for all your hard work!

Berkley Adrio
Clayton High School
United States

Dr. Zimbardo:

Though I have never met you, you are somehow responsible for my love of psychology. As an undergraduate student your book, Psychology and Life, was the co-textbook used for Psychology 101. I was captivated by the simplicity with which you explained complex concepts. I read the book not as a text but as a novel or the like, and did so within 3 days.

I can honestly say that that book provided for me my first view of what psychology is -- and since then I have been hooked!!!

Happy retirement!!!!

Jacobose Victor Ammons
University of Missouri--Kansas City
United States

Dear Phil,

It's been a pleasure and an honor working with you and learning from you the past 2 years.

Thanks for everything -- enjoy your retirement (although, knowing you, you'll be busier than ever).

Nic Anderson
Stanford Psychology Department
United States

Dr. Zimbardo,

I want to thank you for your numerous contributions in the field of psychology. I was fortunate to attend your lecture at Emmanuel, and I was fascinated. Best of luck during your retirement. Enjoy!

Lindsay Baber
Emmanuel College
United States

I wish you the very best in the years to come!

Sagarika Batra
Wesleyan University

Dear Dr. Zimbardo,

I took an introductory psychology class in high school in which we viewed many videos to help us learn. My favorite one by far was of your prison experiment. I think that you are very talented and smart. I look up to you as an esteemed psychologist, and now I might become one myself. Thanks for making great experiments and teaching children and adults like me around the world about psychology. Without this information, I would not have fallen in love with psychology.

Jessica Beaver
Myers Park High School
United States

Dear Mr. Zimbardo,

We greatly enjoyed reading your works and watching your videos. They were both helpful in giving us a greater understanding in all the different aspects of psychology.

Thank you, and good luck in your retirement. You truly made a difference in our futures!

Randi & Valery Bender & Cruz
Mepham High School
United States

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