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by Barbara Fredrickson, 2013

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D., is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab (a.k.a. PEP Lab, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of 100+ peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as Positivity ( and Love 2.0 ( An internationally popular keynote speaker, her work has influenced scholars and practitioners worldwide, within education, business, healthcare, the military, and beyond.

by Barbara Fredrickson, 2014

Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. Her research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and is supported by grants from the National Institute of Health. Her research and her teaching have been recognized with numerous honors, including the 2000 American Psychological Association's Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology.


by Jonathan Haidt, 2014

Recorded at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research.

by Jonathan Haidt, 2014

Jonathan Haidt, NYU Stern School of Business: Three Stories About Capitalism. At the ZURICH.MINDS Annual Symposium 2014. Social Psychology. Moral Psychology. Symposium curated by Rolf Dobelli.

by Jonathan Haidt, 2013

Why can't our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

by Jonathan Haidt, 2012

If an asteroid were headed for Earth, we'd all band together and figure out how to stop it, just like in the movies, right? And yet, when faced with major, data-supported, end-of-the-world problems in real life, too often we retreat into partisan shouting and stalemate. Jonathan Haidt shows us a few of the very real asteroids headed our way -- some pet causes of the left wing, some of the right -- and suggests how both wings could work together productively to benefit humanity as a whole.

by Roy Baumeister, 2012

Roy F. Baumeister is one of the world's leading social psychologists. His lecture "Understanding Self-Control and the Limits of Willpower" explores how we can influence the most important aspects of our individual and societal wellbeing.

by Roy Baumeister, 2012

How Rejection Affects People
Elmer F. and Ellen Laws Burwig Lecture
presented by the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Roy F. Baumeister, PhD
Eppes Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology
Florida State University

by Roy Baumeister, 2012

A new understanding of how people control themselves has emerged from the past decade of research studies. Self-control depends on a limited energy supply, and each person's willpower fluctuates during the day as various events deplete and then replenish it. Decision-making and creative initiative also deplete the same willpower supply, while eating and sleeping can restore it. Some circumstances propel people to perform well despite depleted willpower, including power and leadership roles, local incentives, and personal beliefs.

by Roy Baumeister, 2012

How do we learn self-control as children? What bolsters will power? What undermines it? Is self-control a skill that can be practiced and taught? How can we encourage young people to perform to their potential?