Here are 113 retirement messages sent by students:

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Congratulations on your retirement! I am currently a student of social psychology and have greatly enjoyed studying your work. Your contribution to the field will not be forgotten.

Tamar Greenspan
Wesleyan University
United States

Dear Dr. Zimbardo,

Thanks your unique contribution to social psychology. As a Ph.D. student, I was really inspired by your plea for the importance of social psychology, at an SPSP conference a couple of years ago. Of course, I had chosen the most important social science of all!

Not to be neglected, you solved an important handicap I used to have at parties: "What was that you are studying?" people once too often asked. After they aired some of your programs at Dutch TV, I had popular references.


Jaap Ham
University of Nijmegen

Dear Dr. Zimbardo,

Congratulations on your retirement after many years of dedication and success to psychology all over the world. Your work has been much appreciated, and good luck for the years to come!

Christine Harris
Myers Park High School
United States

Best wishes!

Michelle Harwood
University of Florida
United States

Dr. Zimbardo, we loved your perception video, especially the slanted room and the triangle shape. Your videos have been great to watch as a component of our class. We hope you have an enjoyable time in retirement!

Melinda and Whitney Have fun!
Psychology Class
United States

I love you, Dr. Z!! From the time I read your work in high school, to taking your famous Psych One class, to working as a section leader, and SUPA Prez, I have become one of your biggest fans! It is an honor and a pleasure to know such an inspiring human being.


H'Sien Hayward
Stanford University
United States

Dr. Zimbardo -- about 10 years ago I took a social psychology course and was particularly fascinated by your research. That course inspired me to choose psychology as a profession.

Thanks, and best wishes!

Janna Henning
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
United States

Dear Dr. Zimbardo,

Congratulations on the retirement. This is my first year in psychology, and I'm enjoying it so far. We have learned about your study with the prison inmates. I found it very interesting that the subjects got so into their roles. I don't know what I would have done in the situation.

Well, congratulations again and enjoy your retirement.

Suzanne Higgins
Myers Park High School
United States

Hello Dr. Zimbardo, enjoyed reading your colourful textbook that is entitled "Psychology." It is easy to understand and keeps the reader interested. Stay healthy and strong -- enjoy your golden years! =)

Winnie Ho
National University of Singapore

Besides being one of the few that helped turn me on to social psychology, your involvement in leadership, writing, and television has inspired me to attempt the same in the future. Best regards!

Jeremy Houska
California State University, San Bernardino
United States

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