Zimbardo’s “Why Ordinary People Do Evil … Or Do Good” and #occupywallstreet Does Philip Zimbardo’s TED talk, “Why Ordinary People Do Evil … Or Do Good” help explain why one of NYPD’s finest maced Occupy Wall Street protesters in the face? Where are NYC’s heroes? More on the Stanford Prison Experiment. By Brent Logan Engineer. Lawyer. WordPress geek. Longboarder. Blood donor. Photographer. More about Brent. View all of Brent Logan's posts.