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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The Psychology of Human Misjudgement

Description of Buffett Munger Wisdom Video: Audio of the often referred to speech by Charlie Munger on the psychology of human misjudgement given to an audience at Harvard University circa Jun 1995. Mr. Munger speaks about the framework for decision making and the factors contributing to misjudgements. c. Jun 1, 1995

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