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WATCH: My TED talk “How to Make Stress Your Friend”

In June 2013, I gave my “stress confession” at TEDGlobal in Edinburgh, Scotland. Watch the video, and check out the studies I described in the talk, below: Keller, A., Litzelman, K., Wisk, L. E., Maddox, T., Cheng, E. R., Creswell, P. D., & Witt, W. P. (2012). Does the perception that stress affects health matter? […]

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Watch: How to Think Like a Psychologist

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 […]

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Watch: Addicted to Your Devices?

About two years ago, some participants in my Science of Willpower course started to name “technology addiction” as their main willpower challenge. It’s only accelerated since then, as we’ve fallen more fully in love with our devices. Last week I stopped by the Toronto studios of the CBC to give advice about how to gain more […]

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Watch: The Willpower Instinct Book Talk

The Willpower Instinct is now available in paperback! (Dec 31, 2013) Below is one of the first talks I did to promote the book, back in January 2012. It’s still one of my favorites, thanks to the fun crowd. Author and Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, shares her favorite studies and strategies from her […]

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Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour: Where There’s A Will

In this 1-hour webisode of the tv show “Dr. Kiki’s Science Hour“, Dr. Kirsten Sanford and Dr. Kelly McGonigal discuss the science of self-control, why and how to become a “willpower scientist” in your own life, and what the latest research says about parenting strategies, behavior change, and motivation. Watch via the link below, or […]

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Watch: The Science of Willpower on The Today Show

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.

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Watch: Four Yoga Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Strategies to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain, takes the hosts of ABC’s View from the Bay through four yoga exercises that relieve back pain, and explains why yoga is so helpful for chronic pain.

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Watch: The Power of Self-Compassion

Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, and senior teacher for the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, discusses the importance of self-compassion for happiness, mental health, and personal success. Part of the 2011 Stanford University Happiness Conference on Feb 12, 2011. [13 min video]

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Watch: Yoga for Pain Relief

Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of Yoga for Pain Relief, gave this lecture as part of the Stanford Healthy Library’s “Doctors Speak” series. Learn more about how yoga and meditation can help reduce headaches, back pain, anxiety, and other forms of chronic pain and stress (70 min)

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Watch: Yoga for Depression and Anxiety

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, shares research trends on how yoga and meditation support mental health and recovery from anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain, and trauma. Presented at the 2011 International Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Asilomar, CA. (30 min)

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Watch: What Science Can Teach Us About Meditation Practice

Presented at the Buddhist Geeks conference in Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 2011. Stanford psychologist and meditation teacher Kelly McGonigal, PhD, describes recent research in how meditation practice changes the brain and reduces suffering, including physical pain and depression. (20 min)

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Contribute: Scholar Match

This holiday season, help me celebrate one of my favorite non-profit organizations, ScholarMatch. If you donate to Scholar Match through my fundraising page, your donation will be matched in full. ScholarMatch is an organization that allows donors to support college students who need assistance paying their college tuition. The students are from the San Francisco Bay […]

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