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

Our brains: predictably irrational

14 talks • 3h 46m
The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness -- and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks explore why.

A decade in review

10 talks • 2h 20m
Sayonara 2010s! Enjoy this look back on which popular TED Talks caught our attention from 2010 to 2019.

The most popular TED Talks in Hindi

25 talks • 5h 8m
Our most viewed TED Talks translated into Hindi by volunteer TED Translators. (Turn on subtitles to access translations.)

How perfectionism fails us

4 talks • 46:27
Why it's best to celebrate the little wins and imperfect moments alongside the big successes to combat our fear of failure.

Exclusive articles about Psychology

How to find your bearings in a crisis

Years ago, I listened to an episode of the podcast On Being where Krista Tippett interviews writer and Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein. This interview has ended up being a tou...
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TED Books

The Science of Optimism

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. Buy now