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

The political mind

6 talks • 1h 22m
How do politics affect psychology, influence behavior and create polarization? A quest to demystify what the political does to society and the mind (and vice versa).

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

9 talks • 2h 10m
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.)

Exclusive articles about Psychology

5 exercises to help you build more empathy

This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts he...
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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