Psychology

What makes us tick? These TED Talks -- from psychologists and journalists, doctors and patients -- share the latest research on why we do what we do.

Video playlists about Psychology

What makes you happy?

14 talks • 3h 33m
Everyone wants to be happy. But how, exactly, does one go about it? Here, psychologists, journalists, Buddhist monks and more gives answers that may surprise.

Angela Duckworth: 4 talks on human behavior

4 talks • 1h 26m
Psychologist Angela Duckworth studies the traits that allow us to stick to our goals — and she chose four great talks that explore other facets of how human beings behave.

How we make choices

8 talks • 2h 31m
Talks on why some choices are so tough, and how we can make better ones. Some even ask: are we really in control of our choices at all?

Charming talks for a boost on a bad day

5 talks • 50:40
Bad days happen to good people. Here are talks guaranteed to help cheer you up.
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Exclusive articles about Psychology

The secrets to a truly restorative vacation

Research-backed advice for what you need to do on your holiday break (and how long you should do it for) Most of us assume that the best way to recover our energy is to take a l...
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TED Books

The Science of Optimism

by Tali Sharot
Most of us have an optimism bias; we expect things to turn out pretty well, often better than they actually do. Tali Sharot explains why we're hard-wired for hope.
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