Alison Ledgerwood delivers this TedTalk discussing how our minds get stuck in the negative narrative. She also discusses some ways to get unstuck.
Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people’s heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live.
Just after New Years the question comes up, “what did you set for your New Year’s Resolution?” Inevitably at least one goal is shared with the person that asked the question. Is that the smart thing to do? According to this TedTalk the best course of action might be to keep the goal to ourselves; or to word it in such a way we get no satisfaction.
From the description on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHopJHSlVo4)
http://www.ted.com After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone — but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
Can you really tell if a kid is lying? In a TedTalk filmed in February 2016 researcher Kang Lee discussed:
Are children poor liars? Do you think you can easily detect their lies? Developmental researcher Kang Lee studies what happens physiologically to children when they lie. They do it a lot, starting as young as two years old, and they’re actually really good at it. Lee explains why we should celebrate when kids start to lie and presents new lie-detection technology that could someday reveal our hidden emotions.
Here is the fascinating video:
Here is the link to the transcript:
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The supermoon on November 14th will be an extra supermoon; and the closest supermoon in the 21st century. The next extra supermoon won’t be until November 25, 2034.
Novembers Spectacular Supermoon: (http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/novembers-spectacular-supermoon)
Supermoon video: (https://youtu.be/sWAN0FwfD5M)