‘To This Day’ Live at TED

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Spoken word artist Shane Koyczan gives a live performance of “To This Day” in a TED Talk.

Help for Anxiety in Teens

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Solome Tibebu, creator of the web site Anxiety In Teens, gives a presentation about her experiences with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and panic attacks.

The Benefits of Mindfulness

Monday, October 15th, 2012

A former Buddhist nun talks about mindfulness and its benefits.

Introverts in an Extroverted Society

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

The power of introverts in an extroverted society.

Changing Perspective Leads to Happiness

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Perspective is Everything

– Perspective is essential to happiness, says Rory Sutherland. He gives examples of applied perspective and argues that the element of choice is what makes a situation more tolerable. Psychological factors should be added to mechanistic ideas in cost-benefit analyses. Things like train arrival clocks and traffic light timers have improved lives because they address human anxieties.

People believe that a company that only sells one type of product is better than a company that sells a wide array of products, which means “Google is as much a psychological success as it is a financial one.” Economics and advertising often fail to understand that what something is, has value, he asserts. An interesting intellectual TEDxAthens Talk.

Brene Brown Speaks About Shame

Monday, March 26th, 2012

“Vulnerability is not weakness, and that myth is profoundly dangerous,” says shame researcher Brown in this follow-up to her wildly successful 2010 TEDxHouston Talk.

Workouts for the Brain

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

A cognitive neuroscientist gives a rousing talk about the benefits of exercise on memory.

Paul Zak and Oxytocin

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The “morality molecule” and trust, experimental design and his investigation process, and economic games.

Deception Detection

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

An expert in “lie spotting” talks about detection deception and her new book.

E-patient Advocacy

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Empowered and engaged patients improve all types of health care.

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