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 […]
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 the following 3-min advice about how […]
Author and Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal, PhD, discusses strategies from her new book “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It,” followed by Q&A. Topics include dieting/weight loss, health, addiction, quitting smoking, procrastination, mindfulness, sleep, cravings, exercise, goal-setting, habits, self-compassion, guilt, and shame. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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]
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)
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)
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)
I discovered ScholarMatch last year, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite non-profit organizations. ScholarMatch is a website where potential donors can learn more about students who need assistance paying their college tuition. As a donor, you can specify the kind of student you want to support (e.g. intended major, interests and extracurricular activities, college […]