"Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values
that form the basis of our political choices, whether we're
left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he
pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives
tend to honor most."
"Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to
turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic
unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks
about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how
we can rise to the challenge. "
"Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi asks, "What makes a life worth
living?" Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks
to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in
activities that bring about a state of flow."
"Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration
of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and
experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch
through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar
"Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our
moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat
or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point
that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced
in ways we can't grasp."
Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that well be miserable if we dont get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things dont go as planned.
“Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably
Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own
counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings
to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make
Prof. Christopher Green presents a short history of the origins of American Functionalist Psychology, from Chauncey Wright, through William James and John Dewey, to James Rowland Angell (~1870 to ~1910).