Train Your Brain: Mindfulness Meditation for Anxiety, Depression, ADD and PTSD | Daniel Goleman

What’s surprising, at least to scientists, is that the benefits from meditation show up right from the beginning. You can do, for example, mindfulness—that’s a very popular meditation—if you do mindfulness practice ten minutes a day or ten minutes three times over the course of a day something remarkable happens to your attention, and it …

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A Lesson On the Psychology of Meetings from SNL and Google, with Charles Duhigg

A Lesson On the Psychology of Meetings from SNL and Google, with Charles Duhigg

About five years ago Google started this interesting experiment. They wanted to figure out how to build the perfect team. And so what they did is they started collecting huge amounts of data about all the teams within Google. And their initial hypothesis was you can make teams better by putting the right people together, …

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Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything

Paul Bloom: The Psychology of Everything

Hello, my name is Paul Bloom and I’m a Professor of Psychology at Yale University. And what I want to do today is present a brief introduction to psychology, which is the science of the human mind. Now, I’m admittedly biased, but I think psychology is the most interesting of all scientific fields. It’s the …

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Michio Kaku: Mental communication and infinite knowledge are on the horizon

Michio Kaku: Mental communication and infinite knowledge are on the horizon

Eventually, a computer chip will cost a penny, which is the cost of scrap paper. They’ll be everywhere and nowhere, including your eyeball, in your contact lens. You’ll blink, and you’ll be online. And who are the first people to buy internet contact lenses? College students, taking final examinations. They will blink and see all …

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The one factor causing depression and anxiety in the workplace | Johann Hari

I learned about nine causes of depression and anxiety, for which there’s scientific evidence with different sets of solutions. But I’ll just give you a very quick example of one. I noticed that lots of people I know who were depressed and anxious. Their depression and anxiety focuses around their work. So I started looking …

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Understanding the psychology of distraction can help you stay on task | Nir Eyal

Understanding the psychology of distraction can help you stay on task | Nir Eyal

When we try and understand distraction we have to understand what distraction is not. The opposite of distraction is not focus. The opposite of distraction is traction. Both words come from the same Latin root, trahere, which means to pull. And both end in the same six letter word – action, it spells action. So …

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6 Things You Need To Get Right About Depression

Depression is often misunderstood in the public. Sometimes people think that people with depression are weak, or lazy, when in actuality um people with depression are struggling with a very complex illness that has biological, psychological, and social causes and consequences. Depression is extremely common, it affects one in four women, and about one in …

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Comedian Pete Holmes on depression and negative emotion

Comedian Pete Holmes on depression and negative emotion

Everyone’s experience with depression is different, but for comedian Pete Holmes the key to living with depression has been to observe his own thoughts in an impartial way. Holmes’ method, taught to him by psychologist and spiritual leader Ram Dass, is to connect to his base consciousness and think about himself and his emotions in …

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The Psychology of Happiness and Feedback

The Psychology of Happiness and Feedback

If you look at the neuroscience, the way that we’re wired has a profound effect on how we hear and respond to feedback. Now, we took a look at three variables that are particularly important in terms of your reaction to feedback. The first is your baseline. In the literature this is called set point …

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What Psychological Traits Does the Con Artist Look for in Victims?

What Psychological Traits Does the Con Artist Look for in Victims?

One of the hallmarks of the good con artist is that it never feels like they’re taking advantage of you. They are never taking anything from you. You give it to them willingly. So actually the term confidence artist came out of a man in the 1800s in New York City who would walk around …

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