Tag: ted.com

  • Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

    This is a great ted talk! Amy Cuddy ted.com bio: Amy Cuddy wasn’t supposed to become a successful scientist. In fact, she wasn’t even supposed to finish her undergraduate degree. Early in her college career, Cuddy suffered a severe head injury in a car accident, and doctors said she would struggle to fully regain her […]

  • Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

    From Wikipedia: Dan Ariely (born April 29, 1967) is an Israeli American professor of psychology and behavioral economics. He teaches at Duke University and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight. Ariely’s talks on TED have been watched 2.8 million times. He is the author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, both of which became New York Times best sellers. — TED bio: Despite our best efforts, bad or inexplicable […]

  • Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

    From TED bio: Why you should listen to him: Martin Seligman founded the field of positive psychology in 2000, and has devoted his career since then to furthering the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions. It’s a fascinating field of study that had few empirical, scientific measures — traditional clinical psychology […]

  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow

    TED bio: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: “When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.” He is […]

  • Srikumar Rao: Plug into your hard-wired happiness

    Ted bio: Srikumar Rao was an executive at Warner Communications and McGraw-Hill before he created his celebrated MBA course, “Creativity and Personal Mastery.” The course — the only business school course that has its own alumni association — shows students how to discover their unique purpose, creativity and happiness, through group work and a philosophical perspective. […]