Heather Maddox

Instructional Assistant, Utah Valley University

About Heather


Clinical Psychology major at Utah Valley University.

I'm passionate about

Dance, motorcycles, West Coast Swing, Blues Dancing, gender, age discrimination, social norms, children, american sign language, Japanese History, music, art.

Talk to me about

Dance, gender, age, my favorite Ted Talks, children, sign language, motorcycles

People don't know I'm good at

I'm actually pretty savvy with computers and electronics.

My TED story

When I asked my Psychology 1010 professor, Anthony Merill, if he'd ever heard a particular song, he told me that he never listened to the radio and that - in fact, he didn't listen to music at all - he only listened to Ted Talks. I'd never heard a Ted Talk before. He showed me the website and I beleive the first Ted Talk I ever listened to was by Sir Ken Robinson on Education. :)

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Heather Maddox
Posted almost 2 years ago
What are the difficulties of being an extrovert?
For the introverted extroverts and extroverted introverts: http://diplateevo.com/2013/06/on-ambiverts-why-distinguishing-between-extroverts-and-introverts-is-inadequate/ For me, an extrovert, and what I have observed; Being an extrovert often leaves me feeling lonely, because I have a great passion and power to succeed that drives me. It can overwhelm, irritate and/or intimidate people. I can be bossy, busy, and incredibly outspoken. Being outspoken has required that I have a vocabulary large enough to say exactly what I mean and that can come off as being elitist. None of which I mean to be. Being an extrovert means that often, I don't allow myself to often sit and listen and to be still and simply comprehend the world around me. I'm glad you asked this question. It gives the readers (myself included) the opportunity to remember that we're not all black and white, line-drawn-in-the-sand, cookie-cutter people. We all have a little of both inside of us.
Heather Maddox
Posted almost 2 years ago
Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work
Hey Leslie, There is a drop-down option for a transcript in any language you desire. I would highly recommend printing that out and giving it to your students. He is trying to beat the clock, so he kind of had to talk fast. Good luck using this talk! It's a great one!