PsychologyCarl Jung Oliver Sacks Maria Konnikova Simon Sinek Tim Ferriss Alan Watts Robert Greene Tim Urban David Linden Jason Silva Matt Ridley Alain de Botton Julia Galef Robert Cialdini Paul Bloom Daniel Kahneman Robert Kurzban
Daniel Kahneman: On Thinking, Fast and Slow
Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives—and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Thinking, Fast and Slow will transform the way you think about thinking.
Matt Ridley: On Rational Optimism and the Evolution of Everything
Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, gives a summary of his thesis and the evolutionary principles that back it up in this talk.
Robert Greene: On Mastery at Google
Host Barry Kibrick sits down with Robet Green, author of the world famous "48 Laws of Power", to talk about what it really means to have power and be powerful in a true sense.
Robert Kurzban: On Why Everyone (Else) Is A Hypocrite
Robert Kurzban is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Founder of the Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology. His research focuses on evolutionary approaches to understanding human social behavior including processes such as those involved with cooperative decision making, punishment, morality, close relationships, and mate choice. Professor Kurzban received the inaugural Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in 2008. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Evolution and Human Behavior, the official journal of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society. Professor Kurzban is author of Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind.
Julia Galef: On How to Change Your Mind
Julia Galef is President and Co-Founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, an organization teaching cognitive science-based techniques for effective decision making. She also serves on the board of directors of the New York City Skeptics, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting critical thinking and science education, and co-hosts their official podcast, Rationally Speaking along with Massimo Piggliuci. Galef has written for Scientific American, Religion Dispatches, Rationally Speaking, as well as her own Measure of Doubt blog and has been featured in Forbes among other publications.
Tim Ferriss: On How to Cage the Monkey Mind
Tim Ferriss will be joined us at Google to talk about his career, books, podcasts, and stoicism. Tim was asked the following questions: What has been the most important Stoic teaching that I’ve come across? <br> How do I manage the many requests I receive?<br> What are the factors or elements that have led to the success of the podcast? <br> Where do I see myself in five years? <br> If I could pick three people — alive or dead — to be in my personal board of directors, who would they be? <br> How do I experiment with my dog training? <br> What are my recommendations for longevity?<br> How do I fight insomnia?
Carl Jung: On The Wisdom of The Dream, Volume 3 of A Life of Dreams
Carl Jung's work is on display in this documentary. His history as a psychiatrist gives him perspective in the minds of many. His ability to identify patterns of thought and behaviour and model it was groundbreaking in our understanding of the mind. This is Part 3
Carl Jung: On The Wisdom of The Dream, Volume 1 of A Life of Dreams
Carl Jung's work is on display in this documentary. His history as a psychiatrist gives him perspective in the minds of many. His ability to identify patterns of thought and behaviour and model it was groundbreaking in our understanding of the mind. This is Part 1
Carl Jung: On The Wisdom of The Dream, Volume 2 of A Life of Dreams
Carl Jung's work is on display in this documentary. His history as a psychiatrist gives him perspective in the minds of many. His ability to identify patterns of thought and behaviour and model it was groundbreaking in our understanding of the mind. This is Part 2
Alain de Botton: On Pessimism
Finding fault with the optimistic temper of the times, philosopher Alain de Botton believes that we should all learn to be a bit more pessimistic. He draws on stoic philosphy to formulate an argument for pessimism's importance in an individuals psyche.
Maria Konnikova: On Mindfulness, Deep Observation and Sherlock Holmes
Maria is a contributing writer for The New Yorker online, where she writes a weekly column with a focus on psychology and science, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects.
Maria Konnikova: On What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Decision Making
Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the lives of those around us.
Oliver Sacks: On The Mind's Eye
In The Mind's Eye, physician and author Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, or the sense of sight.
Oliver Sacks: On Music and Mind
Oliver Sacks is a physician, best-selling author, and professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He spoke on "Music and Mind," with Eric Kandel. Fascinating discussion on the impact on music on our minds and lives.
Paul Bloom: Against Empathy: The Case for Rational Compassion
We often think that empathy, our capacity "to feel someone's pain," is the ultimate source of goodness. Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues psychology professor Paul Bloom. Scientific studies show that empathy is a capricious and irrational emotion that can cloud people's judgement and even lead to violence and cruelty.
David Linden: On Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind
David Linden looks at the sensation of touch, from its biological origins to its deep impact on the human experience. David J. Linden, Ph.D., is a professor in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory has worked for many years on the cellular substrates of memory storage, recovery of function following brain injury and a few other topics.
Tim Urban: On How to Unlock The Power of Original Thinking
Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence, Urban's blog, Wait But Why, has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. Urban has previously written long form posts on The Road to Superintelligence, and his recent TED talk has more than 6 million views. Tim speaks to his blog Wait but Why and his writing on the impact of artificial intelligence.
Robert Cialdini: On Influence
In this talk Cialdini talks through psychological tools of influence. He is a master of persuasive techniques and gives specific examples of applications of these tools.
Simon Sinek: On The Finite and Infinite Games of Leadership from Talks at Google
The Finite and Infinite Games of Leadership: Leadership, Business and Finding Purpose in the Workplace. <br> Simon Sinek is the bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, which have helped organizations around the world inspire their people to reach new heights.
Oliver Sacks: On Hallucinations
Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks joined award-winning journalist John Hockenberry to discuss Sacks' latest book, which explores the bewitching and surreal world of hallucinations. The conversation canvassed the rich cultural history and contemporary science of the hallucinatory experience, and also touched on Sacks’ own early psychedelic forays that helped convince him to dedicate his life to neurology and to write about the myriad riddles of the human mind.
Carl Jung: On Face to Face from BBC
Carl Jung's interview on the BBC from 1969 where he discusses his work on the shadow self, the importance of dreams and that path that led to his course of study.
Simon Sinek: On How to Be A Great Leader: Inspiring Others To Do Remarkable Things
Wondering how to be a great leader? In this video you’ll learn how to leverage your biology to create a safe environment that inspires your team to achieve remarkable things. Simon Sinek, author of Leaders Eat Last, sits down with Marie Forleo to discuss how each of us can become great leaders in business and life.
Jason Silva: On Overcoming Anxiety and Finding Flow on Impact Theory
Emmy-nominated host of Brain Games, the highest-rated show in National Geographic’s history, Jason Silva is a masterful content creator. Prepare to experience the ecstasy of flow as Jason unveils the paradigm-shifting philosophies that so beautifully encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of the human experience in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.<br>Tom and Jason share their enthusiasm to celebrate those who inspired them [2:55]<br>Jason talks about artistic interpretation and subjective experience [5:24]<br>Tom and Jason bridge the coauthored narrative of life with the malleability of the past [7:01]<br>Jason describes the thrill of the existential chase to experience cognitive orgasm [9:35]<br>Tom and Jason discuss the rapture and power of communicating feeling [12:01]<br>Jason talks about synthesizing complicated ideas into a “flow.” [14:17]<br>Jason reveals how he overcame introversion, anxiety, and fear and stabilized inspiration. [18:34]<br>Tom and Jason discuss hunger and why we are insatiable wanting machines [23:23]<br>Tom and Jason talk about creativity as a form of magic and leveraging paradox [30:08]<br>Tom and Jason discuss the pandemics of the body and mind [34:54]<br>Jason describes feeling the power to do good [44:23]
Alan Watts: On The Law Of Attraction
Alan Watts describes the manner in which we attract the things that are similar to us. He describes the role of trust in human interaction, how mutual trust powers all human enterprise. He then delves into propoganda that productizes "status" in society and how it drives unnecessary consumption.