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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: 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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Play with me! Oprah’s Thank You Game

One of my favorite projects I’ve worked on with SuperBetter Labs and my twin sister, superstar game designer Jane McGonigal, launched in May 2012: Oprah’s Thank You Game. The Oprah Winfrey Network and Oprah.com partnered with SuperBetter Labs to create a game that spread the benefits of gratitude to millions of people across the globe. […]

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Listen: How Stanford Got a Center for Compassion

San Francisco Public Radio did a lovely 1-hr show on the Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. The piece features the founder of CCARE, the scientists who are studying compassion, as well as one of my compassion cultivation courses, and stories from students in it. You can download or stream the audio […]

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The Neuroscience of Change

I’m excited to announce the release of my latest audiobook, which presents six live lectures and twelve guided self-reflection and mediation practices. The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Guide to Personal Transformation (Sounds True) integrates the most exciting scientific findings about how the mind works with the wisdom of mind-body traditions like yoga and Buddhism. […]

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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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Science Help for Better Sex, Weight Loss, Getting Out of Debt, Stress-Free Parenting, & More

Whatever your New Year’s Resolution, there’s a science-help book for you.  You’ll get great advice mixed in with the funniest, most fascinating stories and studies science can provide. I put together my favorite science-help books for every possible New Year’s Resolution. Check out the slide show on the Huffington Post’s Books Section. [Excerpted Below] The […]

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Learn: Healing the Whole Person

It’s caring, it’s cost-effective, and it works. Is integrative medicine the future of health care? Kelly McGonigal explores this emerging field of medicine. This article originally appeared in the Jan 2011 issue of Shambhala Sun. In 1998, Jeffrey Brantley, MD, was knocking on colleagues’ doors, trying to raise the visibility of a new project. He […]

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Resources for DIY Research

The following resources are intended to help those new to yoga research find and explore existing research; get small, low-cost projects off the ground; and find opportunities to communicate research to key audiences, including potential funders, professional organizations, and the general public. Prepared by Kelly McGonigal for the Yoga Service Council/2012 Yoga Service Conference. If […]

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