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psychology | Nov 18th, 2019

Creatures of Habit: Angela Duckworth and Katherine Milkman Explore the Power of Habit in Shaping Behavior

How did Benjamin Franklin, one of the most revered figures in American history, accomplish so much in his lifetime? One argument for his success is that he was a creature of habit. In this episode of Choiceology, Katherine Milkman considers how our habits shape our behaviors—for better and... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 12th, 2019

Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best: Jonathan Fader’s New Book Hits Shelves Tomorrow

What do you do when conventional coaching methods aren’t getting you the optimal results? You turn to Coaching Athletes to Be Their Best, the first-ever guide to Motivational Interviewing—a proven technique for building relationships—co-authored by leading performance psychologist Jonathan Fader.... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 7th, 2019

Liberate Your Mind: Scott Barry Kaufman Kicks Off a New Season of The Psychology Podcast with Steven Hayes

Named by Business Insider as a podcast that “will change how you think about human behavior,” The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman has been downloaded over 7 million times. The new season kicks off with Steven Hayes, a renowned psychology professor and President of the Association for... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 4th, 2019

Lori Gottlieb’s New TED Talk Reveals How Changing Our Stories Can Change Our Lives

Stories are the way we make sense of our lives. But that doesn’t mean that the ones we tell ourselves are good, or even true. Instead of providing clarity, they often just keep us stuck in the same painful patterns. In her new TED Talk, which has been viewed over 600,000 times in four days, Lori... Continue Reading →
psychology | Oct 28th, 2019

Scott Barry Kaufman Explores Moral Grandstanding as a Source of Conflict for Scientific American

Defined as “the use and abuse of moral talk to seek status, to promote oneself, or to boost your own brand,” moral grandstanding seems to be everywhere these days. In a new article for Scientific American, psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman investigates what has become a phenomenon of the modern age.... Continue Reading →
psychology | Oct 24th, 2019

The Power of Changing Our Stories: Therapist and Critically Acclaimed Author Lori Gottlieb Joins The Lavin Agency

Lori Gottlieb started her career as a film and TV executive, followed by a period as a nationally recognized journalist. Today, she’s a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author. Though her career trajectory has been anything but linear, the common thread through it all is her genuine... Continue Reading →
psychology | Oct 15th, 2019

Neuroscientist Beau Lotto Featured in CBC's The Nature of Things

Seeing red. Feeling Blue. Going green with envy. Color is more than a way to describe our moods—it shapes our world and gives it meaning. In a new episode of CBC’s The Nature of Things, neuroscientist Beau Lotto offers a captivating explanation on the science of color.   What is color? A... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 26th, 2019

Do Narcissists Ever Grow Up? Scott Barry Kaufman Explores for Scientific American

While our personality traits tend to remain stable over the course of our lives, we do mature as we age. But what about narcissism? Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores the research in his latest paper.   “Entitlement is the narcissism facet most toxic for maintaining satisfying... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 19th, 2019

What is Your Technology Doing to You? Adam Alter Explores on Future Minds

Adam Alter—NYU Marketing Professor and New York Times bestselling author—joins Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Joel Pearson for an engaging conversation on how addictive technology influences our lives.  Why are so many people addicted to technology? Adam Alter has been investigating the... Continue Reading →
psychology | Sep 10th, 2019

Behavioral Researcher Katherine Milkman Returns for a Fourth Season of her Choiceology Podcast

How can we learn to make smarter choices? In Choiceology with Katy Milkman, the Wharton Professor shares stories of irrational decision-making—from massive historical gaffes to small, everyday errors—and explains how we can do better.   The first episode of Choiceology’s fourth season explores a... Continue Reading →
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