Psych 201: TED Talk Day!

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Psych 201: TED Talk Day!

  1. 1. TED Talk Day!!
  2. 2. First, pick one of the 4 groups: • A) Rationality, Irrationality, and Biases • B) Happiness, Optimism, and Other Emotions • C) Morality, Politics, and Society • D) Mapping The Brain: What We Can (And Can’t) Know
  3. 3. Ted Talk #1: Rationality, Irrationality, and Biases • A) Laurie Santos – “A monkey economy is as irrational as ours.” • B) Dan Ariely – “Are we in control of our own decisions?” • C) Michael Shermer – “Why people believe weird things.” • D) TaliSharot – “The optimism bias.”
  4. 4. Ted Talk #2: Happiness, Optimism, and Other Emotions • A) Martin Seligman – “The New Era of Positive Psychology” • B) Daniel Kahneman – “The riddle of experience vs. memory.” • C) Michael Norton – “How to buy happiness.” • D) David Pizarro – “The Strange Politics of Disgust.”
  5. 5. Ted Talk #3: Morality, Politics, and Society • A) Jonathan Haidt – The moral roots of liberals and conservatives. • B) Dan Ariely – Our buggy moral code. • C) SendhilMullainathan – Solving social problems with a nudge. • D) Richard Wilkinson – How economic inequality harms societies. • E) Sherry Turkle – Connected, but alone?
  6. 6. Ted Talk #4: Mapping The Brain: What We Can (And Can’t) Know • A) Gero Miesenboeck – “Gero Miesenboeck Reengineers A Brain” • B) Keith Barry – “Brain Magic” • C) Molly Crockett – “Beware Neuro-Bunk” • D) Matthew Lieberman – “The Social Brain And Its Superpowers”

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