Tagged Psychology

David Brooks | The Second Mountain

AUDITORIUM SOLD OUT; IN-HOUSE SIMULCAST TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE Couples Ticket A “clever and insightful inspector of the American scene” ( Wall Street Journal ), David Brooks has written an op-ed column for The New York…

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Frans de Waal | Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

Esteemed primatologist Frans de Waal is the author of The Bonobo and the Atheist , a “tour de force” ( Nature ) exploration of the biological roots of human morality found in primate social emotions, including empathy, reciprocity, and…

Sandeep Jauhar | Heart: A History

Exploring little-known, behind-the-scenes work in hospitals and the all-too-human lives of doctors, Dr. Sandeep Jauhar is a practicing cardiologist and author of two bestselling medical memoirs, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation and the…

Jen Sincero | You Are a Badass at Making Money

Jen Sincero is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life , a sass-filled self-help book for people who want better lives but don’t want to get…

Leslie Jamison | The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath

In conversation with Marty Moss-Coane, host of Radio Times on WHYY Leslie Jamison is the author of the bestselling essay collection The Empathy Exams , a personal and probing look at pain and how we understand others’ suffering, praised…

David Grossman | A Horse Walks into a Bar

In conversation with Carlin Romano , Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education , former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical . David Grossman won the 2017 Man Booker International…

Daniel Pink | When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

“Rapidly acquiring international guru status” ( Financial Times ) as an authority on the ever-evolving world of work, Daniel Pink is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , A Whole New Mind , and To Sell is Human , a…

Bob Roth | Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

Counting Fortune 500 CEOs, veterans with PTSD, Michael J. Fox, inner-city youth, and Oprah Winfrey among his eclectic student body, Bob Roth is one of the world’s most respected teachers of Transcendental Meditation. For more than 45…

Elif Shafak | Three Daughters of Eve with Siri Hustvedt | A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind

Watch the video here . The most widely read female writer in Turkey, Elif Shafak has penned more than a dozen “vibrant, lush and lively” ( Washington Post ) books that have been translated into more than 40 languages. This work includes…

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris | The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

Watch the video here . Pioneering physician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is a longtime crusader for targeting care to vulnerable and traumatized children. Her prolific work on the link between toxic stress and chronic illnesses includes more…

Michael Wolff | Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Watch the video here . In conversation with Dick Polman , "Writer in Residence" at the University of Pennsylvania, and national political columnist at WHYY News A “funny, knowing, clear-eyed, candid and altogether exhilarating” ( The…

The Legacy of Race and Policing

Watch the video here . Seeking to encourage and host conversations about differences and complex social issues, and in response to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ call for public programming on the legacy of race in the…

Amy Tan | Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir

Watch the video here . In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events “Powerful” and “full of magic” ( Los Angeles Times ), Amy Tan is the author of the beloved novels  The Joy Luck Club , a finalist for the…

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant | Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy*

Join Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, authors of Option B, as they talk about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl felt certain that she and her children…

Leading Voices: Mo Gawdat | Solve for Happy: Engineering Your Path to Joy*

Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak The Vice President of Business Innovation Google’s [X], Mo Gawdat is a serial entrepreneur who has founded more than 20 businesses, started…

Yiyun Li | Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life

Watch the video here . In conversation with Carmen Machado, author of the forthcoming story collection Her Body and Other Parties . Yiyun Li’s “remarkable” ( The Washington Post ) debut fiction collection, A Thousand Years of Good…

Judy Collins | Cravings: How I Conquered Food

Watch the video here . In conversation with Laura Kovacs, associate director, author events Popularly beloved as “Judy Blue Eyes,” eclectic singer-songwriter Judy Collins has delighted audiences for decades with such albums as A Maid of…

Michael Lewis | The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

In conversation with Mark Zandi Possessed of “a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects” ( Financial Times ), Michael Lewis is renowned for his timely nonfiction.  Liar’s Poker , his…

Juvenile In Justice | Panel discussion moderated by Solomon Jones with Marsha Levick, Richard Ross, Naomi Goldstein and Johnny Perez

In the United States, solitary confinement of youth is routinely employed in a majority of states, despite a recent ban on the practice in federal prisons. Over the past several months, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Regional…

Lesley Stahl | Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting

One of America’s most experienced and respected broadcast journalists, Lesley Stahl recently celebrated her 25th year as a correspondent for the venerable 60 Minutes . Prior to this she was CBS’s White House correspondent during the…

Angela Duckworth | Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Psychologist Angela Duckworth posits that the secret to success lies less in I.Q. and talent than it does in self-control and acutely focused persistence—in a word, grit. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow and University of Pennsylvania psychology…