Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (Video)

In an insightful talk, Amy Cuddy explains that our nonverbal cues can significantly impact the way in which we are perceived by other persons. However, she soon raises the million dollar question “Can our body language influence the way we see ourselves?”

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Dan Gilbert: Why We Make Bad Decisions (Video)

From buying a burger, to eating chips, to playing the lottery — Dan Gilbert examines the decision-making process and attempts to explain why we make bad choices. He speaks about the significance of Bernoulli’s equation to everyday life and posits that humans are not very adept at calculating “expected value.” Gilbert also highlights how our decisions can change when making comparisons with the past instead of with the possible, as well as how time impacts decision-making and satisfaction.

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Meet Your Nicer Unconscious

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Sigmund Freud’s work shattered the 19th Century idea of self. It threw into doubt everything we knew about our motives. Today we scoff at some of his ‘way out there’ ideas, particularly those that arose from his later career. Continue reading “Meet Your Nicer Unconscious” »

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