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psychology | Jan 20th, 2020

Stanford Psychologist Jamil Zaki Explores the Intersection of Empathy and Tech, on NPR

There are millions of people who want to interact with others in a more productive way online—but how can we empower them to do so? Jamil Zaki, author of The War for Kindness talks to NPR’s Here  & Now about technology and empathy, and how to intertwine them, to make a better, and more human,... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 13th, 2020

Why Are Older Women Choosing to Live Alone? Psychologist Susan Pinker Explores for CBC

In her book The Village Effect, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker wrote about the undeniable, life-affirming benefits of social bonds and face-to-face connection. More recently, she spoke to CBC about why an increasing number of seniors—particularly women— are enjoying living alone... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 8th, 2020

Inside the Therapist’s Mind: Lori Gottlieb Sits Down with Wal-Mart to Discuss Her Book, Podcast, and Soon-to-Be TV Series

Lori Gottlieb’s critically acclaimed memoir Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is Wal-Mart’s favorite read this month. The psychotherapist and bestselling author sat down with the company to discuss why the book has struck a chord with so many, and what else we can expect from her in 2020.   In... Continue Reading →
psychology | Jan 6th, 2020

The “Fresh Start” Effect: Scientist Katherine Milkman Reveals How to Maintain Our Positive Habits in 2020

Whether it’s a new season, new year, or new decade, research shows that we’re drawn to moments that offer us a “fresh start.” Unfortunately, this sense of optimism and spirit of renewal tends to fade over time. How can we maintain our energy for developing new, positive habits well into 2020? Yale... Continue Reading →
psychology | Dec 11th, 2019

Should Progressives Invoke Conservative Values? Sociologist Robb Willer Weighs In for The New York Times

In a recent op-ed for The New York Times, Standford’s Robb Willer and Jan Voelkel explore their thought-provoking research on how reaching across party lines can lead to considerable conservative support for progressive parties—without losing ground among their base. Where should a Democratic... Continue Reading →
psychology | Dec 2nd, 2019

Empathy Expert Jamil Zaki Shares Techniques for Nurturing Kindness in Washington Post Profile

In these divided times, it can often seem like empathy is difficult, if not downright impossible to find. But for Jamil Zaki, the Director of the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab, we have a unique opportunity these days to strengthen our ability to relate to and care for one another—maybe even more... Continue Reading →
psychology | Nov 25th, 2019

Scott Barry Kaufman Reimagines Maslow’s Famous Hierarchy of Needs in His New Book

Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman is the bestselling author of two books: Wired to Create, an exploration of the habits and attributes of highly creative people, and Ungifted, a bold argument for a new way to assess cognitive strengths. For his third book Transcend, coming Spring 2020, Kaufman... Continue Reading →
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 →
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