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Sidestepping the Pitfalls of Overconfidence with Plausible Deniability

A fine line exists between confidence and arrogance, and many in positions of power —such as politicians and CEOs — often are labeled arrogant. Although confidence can serve...

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Psychologist Awarded $2.7 Million Grant to Evaluate Interventions to Improve Mental and Physical Health in Maltreated Children

Kristin Valentino is dedicated to understanding how adversity in early childhood — such as chronic poverty or maltreatment — can affect children’s mental and physical health...

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The Magic of the Mind: Illusion, Misdirection, and Deception in Our Everyday Lives

On stage, magicians create a fantasy of impossibility that audiences are willing to believe to be real. Using real-world examples and demonstrations, this talk explains why we are...

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Prenatal Exposure to Violence Leads to Increased Toddler Aggression Toward Mothers, Study Finds

Babies whose mothers experience interpersonal violence during pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggression and defiance toward their mothers in toddlerhood, according to new...

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Dare to Rewire Your Brain for Self-Compassion

When Weiyang Xie first came to the United States as an international student, she was excited to pursue her dreams, yet filled with overwhelming insecurity and anxiety. In her...

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On Sleep and Saber-Toothed Tigers

.In episode one, host Ted Fox talks with Notre Dame’s Jessica Payne, a psychologist who directs the ND Sleep, Stress, and Memory Lab through the University’s Department of...

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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...

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Dare to Think Like a Champion

From the locker room to the boardroom, delivering consistent performance excellence is one of the most desired yet difficult measures to attain. The human brain is an often...

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Religion and Philosophy

Mary O’Callaghan on Being an Advocate for Persons with Disabilities

Mary O’Callaghan earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Creighton University, and received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Notre Dame....

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Healing Words, Healing Works: Supporting Recovery from Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect leads to destructive behavioral and physical health problems among millions of children each year. This talk will address how to support recovery from...

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Healthy Architecture

In this episode, Kim Rollings from the School of Architecture discusses her work aimed at creating healthier built environments.

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Implicit Bias

In this episode, Nancy Michael from the College of Science explains the neuroscience behind implicit bias.

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