Scientifically Proven Ways To Be Persuasive

University Video Description from UCLA: Noah Goldstein on Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive.

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The Human Knowledge Project

University Video Description from UNC: Siva discusses dangers in Google book project as a flawed model for a global knowledge library. This was the SILS 2007-08 Henderson Lecture.

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When The Mind Matters For Morality

University Video Description from NYU: Liane Young, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Boston College. Abstract: Mental state reasoning is critical for moral cognition, allowing us to distinguish, for example, murder from manslaughter. I will present neural evidence for distinct cognitive components of mental state reasoning for moral judgment, and investigate differences in mental state reasoning for…

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Building Capacity For A Pluralistic Society

University Video Description from Penn State: This presentation was given by Daryl Smith, professor of education and psychology at The Claremont Graduate University, on Friday, March 27, 2009, at 1:30 in the Assembly Room of the Nittany Lion Inn.

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Presentation video description from TED: Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even…

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The Power of Vulnerability

Presentation video description from TED: Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.) Brené…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Description of UBS Video: Public Lecture by Prof. Daniel Kahneman Thinking, Fast and Slow Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Aula, University of Zurich

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Power & Influence

Description of Stanford Business School Video: When people want to make an impression, most think a lot about what they want to say. Stanford Business Professor Deborah Gruenfeld cautions you to think twice about that approach. The factors influencing how people see you are surprising: Words account for 7% of what they take away, while…

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Negotiation: Getting What You Want

Description of Stanford Business School Video: Negotiation is problem solving. The goal is not to get a deal; the goal is to get a good deal. Four steps to achieving a successful negotiation: Assess, Prepare, Ask, Package. Women increase the chance of a success when a proposal is framed in terms of benefits to your…

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Does money make you mean?

Presentation video description from TED: It’s amazing what a rigged game of Monopoly can reveal. In this entertaining but sobering talk, social psychologist Paul Piff shares his research into how people behave when they feel wealthy. (Hint: badly.) But while the problem of inequality is a complex and daunting challenge, there’s good news too. (Filmed…

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