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Livestream: Ethan Kross on "Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It"

5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EDT livestream

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Speaker Series

Date: Thursday March 25, 2021 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Ethan Kross, Professor, Psychology, Psychology Department; Professor, Management & Organizations Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Author

In Conversation with: Sam Maglio, Associate Professor of Marketing & Psychology, University of Toronto Scarborough, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: "Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It" (Crown, Jan. 26 2021)
Venue:

Online. The link to the livestream is included in the confirmation email you receive after you register.

Location: Online
Cost: $37.00 + HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 hardcover copy of "Chatter" which will be shipped to customers after the session)
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Book Synopsis:
  An award-winning psychologist reveals the hidden power of our inner voice and shows how we can harness it to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life.

Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is that we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. When we’re facing a tough task, our inner coach can buoy us up: Focus—you can do this. But, just as often, our inner critic sinks us entirely: I’m going to fail. They’ll all laugh at me. What’s the use?

In Chatter, acclaimed psychologist Ethan Kross explores the silent conversations we have with ourselves. Interweaving groundbreaking behavioral and brain research from his own lab with real-world case studies—from a pitcher who forgets how to pitch, to a Harvard undergrad negotiating her double life as a spy—Kross explains how these conversations shape our lives, work, and relationships. He warns that giving in to negative and disorienting self-talk—what he calls “chatter”—can tank our health, sink our moods, strain our social connections, and cause us to fold under pressure.

But the good news is that we’re already equipped with the tools we need to make our inner voice work in our favor. These tools are often hidden in plain sight—in the words we use to think about ourselves, the technologies we embrace, the diaries we keep in our drawers, the conversations we have with our loved ones, and the cultures we create in our schools and workplaces.

Brilliantly argued, expertly researched, and filled with compelling stories, Chatter gives us the power to change the most important conversation we have each day: the one we have with ourselves.


About Our Speaker:
Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House, and has been interviewed about his work on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New England Journal of Medicine and Science.
 

Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Megan Murphy, (416) 978-6122 


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