Dare to Say ‘No’

From trying to reject food offered by our grandmothers when we’re too full, to acquiescing to others out of fear of confrontation, we are all familiar with the discomfort involved in saying “no” to others. Over time, our brains have evolved to respond much more negatively to saying and receiving “no.” Freshman William Clark will discuss the psychological processes that can make saying “no” so difficult, encouraging audience members to then affirm the liberating value that this simple word can possess. He hopes to provide a challenge for the audience to stand up for and empower themselves by becoming more comfortable with saying “no”.

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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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May 22, 2018

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