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 decisions.
Looking back over his long career, architect Moshe Safdie delves into four of his design projects and explains how he labored to make each one truly unique for its site and its users.
As I reported before, a recent study published in the journal Science suggests that political attitudes are related to physiological sensitivity to fear. In this related TED talk psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the values that form the basis of our political choices. Continue reading “Jonathan Haidt TED Talk: The Real Difference between Liberals and Conservatives”
Philip G. Zimbardo is a psychology professor emeritus at Stanford University. One of his famous experiments taught in all introductory psychology classes is prison experiment. This TED talk explores the nature of good and evil.
Do you know the origin of a word “meme“? Are you familiar with the memes that surfaced on the web over the years? It turns out people documented it all on a time line starting since the inception of the internet and running till now. I’ll show you some of the videos of my favorite memes, and you can find out more on the website with a time line.
Also I invite you to watch TED Talk by Dan Dennett about evolution, religion, memes, and secret of happiness. Continue reading “History of Internet Memes and Dan Dennett’s TED Talk”
Tony Robbins discusses how to unlock your true potential, how decisions shape your destiny, about basic needs, and the “invisible forces” that motivate everyone’s actions. Continue reading “Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better”
Dan Gilbert is a psychology professor at Harvard, and author of Stumbling on Happiness. In this memorable talk, filmed at TED2004, he demonstrates just how poor we humans are at predicting (or understanding) what will make us happy.
Why do people succeed? An unmissable 3-min. talk from the TED Conference on the real secrets of success. Delivered by Richard St. John (Recorded February 2005 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 3:40)