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psychology | Jul 5th, 2018

Empathy is a Skill. New Speaker Jamil Zaki Can Teach You How to Practice It.

Jamil Zaki is Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, which aims to unpack, understand, and ultimately teach empathy: “empathetic practice becomes empathetic habits becomes empathetic people,” says Zaki in his acclaimed TED Talk. It’s a skill, he explains. We just have to start seeing it... Continue Reading →
psychology | May 4th, 2018

In His Brand New TED Talk, Steven Pinker Argues that the World is Getting Better. But, We Must Adjust Our Perception to See It.

“You can always fool yourself into seeing a decline if you compare bleeding headlines of the present with rose-tinted images of the past,” says speaker Steven Pinker in his just-released (and standing o-garnering) TED Talk. But, he goes on to ask, what does the trajectory of the world look like... Continue Reading →
psychology | Feb 22nd, 2018

“An intellectually exhilarating book.” Raves Pour In For Steven Pinker’s Enlightenment Now, His Masterpiece on Human Progress

Compelling speaker, bestselling author, and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker has already received the ultimate book review from Bill Gates: “It’s my new favorite book of all time.” Now, a week after the publication of Enlightenment Now—a masterfully argued and timely defense of reason,... Continue Reading →
psychology | Feb 5th, 2018

Ignore the Headlines, Says Harvard Professor Steven Pinker. Out Today, His New Book Explains Why The World is Doing Better Than You Think.

Newspaper headlines are an endless stream of violence, destruction, and looming threats. But Harvard professor and leading cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker says that we’re actually living longer, healthier, and happier lives than ever before. In his much-anticipated book Enlightenment Now... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 30th, 2018

“A Meeting of the Minds”: Steven Pinker and Bill Gates Discuss Human Progress and How the World is Getting Better

In advance of speaker Steven Pinker’s new book, Enlightenment Now, the Harvard professor sat down with Microsoft visionary and philanthropist Bill Gates to discuss the Enlightenment values of reason and science —which Pinker believes are still key to human progress —and why “we have no right to... Continue Reading →
psychology | Aug 16th, 2017

Success or Confidence: What Comes First? Lavin Talks to Dr. Jonathan Fader, Head of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants

In his role as the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants, Dr. Jonathan Fader teaches already high-performing individuals to transcend their inhibitions. When not with the Giants, he helps other specialized workers—including New York Fire Department first responders—perform better... Continue Reading →
psychology | May 25th, 2017

“This is the most inspiring book I’ve ever read.” Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature Gets a Boost from Bill Gates

When Bill Gates drops a book tip, people listen—and there are the sales to prove it. Veteran Lavin speaker Steven Pinker’s 2011 book The Better Angels of Our Nature is currently enjoying a surge of fresh interest, including a #1 spot on Amazon, thanks to Gates’s glowing recommendation. As... Continue Reading →
psychology | Apr 18th, 2017

“Leave your phone at home for a day” Suggests Daniel Lerner, Author of U Thrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life)

The advice that happiness expert and NYU professor Daniel Lerner offers in his just-released book U Thrive isn’t strictly for those embarking on their college years. “It’s for 30-year-olds, 40-year-olds, and 50-year-olds,” he told us in a recent visit to Lavin’s Toronto office.   “We just put it... Continue Reading →
psychology | Mar 7th, 2017

Adam Alter’s Irresistible Is Now Available: Here’s What People Are Saying

We can’t get enough positive feedback, says social psychologist Adam Alter. Technology, the Internet, and the attractions contained therein provide a powerful—even addictive—grip upon us.  Whether it’s an iPad, Kindle, or Galaxy S8, all of us have a weapon of choice. The question is, at what point... Continue Reading →
psychology | Mar 3rd, 2017

Daniel Lerner: Can Success and Happiness Coexist?

Sometimes the measure of success comes down to how much mustard is on your lapel. Motivational speaker Daniel Lerner knows all too well, and has the dry-cleaning bills to prove it. The trick is in finding harmony between your passions, and knowing what you can’t live without. For Brightworks’... Continue Reading →
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