Hoping to wake up as some new, ideal you in 2013? Most New Year’s resolutions are based on the assumption that who you really are is inadequate, and must be improved through self-discipline, joyless striving, and maybe a leftover Christmas miracle. I invite you to take a different approach this year, one that starts from […]
My fall 2011 Stanford University course “How to Think Like a Psychologist” is now available as a series of free, downloadable videos through iTunes university. In this fun course, I invited my favorite psychology and neuroscience researchers at Stanford to talk about their work and what it means for everyday life and real-world problems. Each […]
For the first time ever, I taught one of my 6-week courses live online this year. The videos from this course, along with all supportive class materials (e.g. guided practice MP3s, worksheets/homework exercises), are available for you to guide yourself through the course at your own pace. See below for all the course details, and […]
The Science of Mindfulness (PSY 209) Registration open now. Open to the public through Stanford Continuing Studies. Mondays, 7:00 – 8:50 pm 10 weeks, September 24 – December 3 (No class on November 19) 2 unit(s), $365 For thousands of years, meditation has been practiced to calm the mind. But only in the last few decades […]
It was a blast to be on The Today Show! Check out the interview discussing my new book The Willpower Instinct, and my Stanford Continuing Studies class “The Science of Willpower.” Click to watch: The Today Show Willpower Tips Interview by Matt Lauer. Original broadcast: 1/3/2012.
UPDATE (June 2012): Please note that all admissions for the 2012-2013 program have been completed. The admissions process for the next program will begin in 2013, and information will be available at this site at the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. ***** The Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and […]
Registration for The Science of Willpower (Jan-Mar 2012) through Stanford Continuing Studies is now open. From STANFORD Magazine October 2011 By Marina Krakovsky Early in Kelly McGonigal’s eight-week Continuing Studies course on the science of willpower, a middle-aged woman sitting in the large auditorium raised her hand and questioned whether the willpower challenges the instructor […]
Below are the resources I prepared for my sessions/intensives at the 2012 Toronto Yoga Conference. Enjoy! PDFs of Slide Shows: Strengthening the Heart with Compassion Intensive Slide Show: CompassionIntensiveSLIDES (for the full text PDFs of studies mentioned in this slideshow, see http://ccare.stanford.edu/publications/articles) The Science of Willpower Slide Show: WillpowerIntensiveSLIDES The Science of Meditation Slide Show: […]