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How to Motivate People to Do Good for Others: Erez Yoeli (Transcript)

Research scientist Erez Yoeli’s TED Talk Transcript titled “How to Motivate People to Do Good for Others.” Erez Yoeli – TRANSCRIPT How can we get people to do more good, to go to the polls, give to charity, conserve resources, or even to do something as simple as washing their mugs at work so that the …

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Why Some People Find Exercise Harder Than Others: Emily Balcetis at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Emily Balcetis – Psychologist Vision is the most important and prioritized sense that we have. We are constantly looking at the world around us, and quickly we identify and make sense of what it is that we see. Let’s just start with an example of that very fact. I’m going to show you a photograph of …

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Salil Dudani: Why Do We Jail People for Being Poor? at TEDxStanford (Transcript)

Salil Dudani – TRANSCRIPT One summer afternoon in 2013, DC police detained, questioned and searched a man who appeared suspicious and potentially dangerous. This wasn’t what I was wearing the day of the detention, to be fair, but I have a picture of that as well. I know it’s very frightening — try to remain …

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10 Billion People for Dinner: Nina Fedoroff at TEDxCERN (Full Transcript)

Nina Fedoroff – TRANSCRIPT I’m here today to challenge the way we think about food and civilization. We live in a mobile, highly-technological, largely urban civilization; our food markets are bursting with produce. We have an amazing global system that brings food from all over the world to those who can buy it; and there’s …

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Transcript: Why are people so Healthy in Japan?

TRANSCRIPT When it comes to health, weight of course is not everything, but since there are so many health complications from being overweight or obese, it’s safe to say that Japan with an obesity rate of 35% is generally healthier than America with an obesity rate of 30%. Japan isn’t perfect, it has found itself …

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Ethics for People on the Move: Catharyn Baird at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

Catharyn Baird – TRANSCRIPT I’d like to welcome you to a conversation about ethics for people on the move. When I tell folks that I have spent my entire life teaching and studying ethics, they look at me and go, “Wow!” And then they say things like, “I learned everything I needed by kindergarten.” Or …

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How to Win Friends and Influence People: Tom Hagerman + Friends at TEDxMileHigh (Transcript)

(Music) Thanks. Thanks so much. Part of the problem with being me – you’re supposed to groan; I don’t have any problems, but – is I never have a band. I’m like that middle-aged bald guy sitting in the park that none of the kids want to play with, for good reasons. But I am …

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David Dunning: Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of David Dunning’s Talk: Why Incompetent People Think They’re Amazing at TED conference.  TRANSCRIPT:  Are you as good at things as you think you are? How good are you at managing money? What about reading people’s emotions? How healthy are you compared to other people you know? Are you better …

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Zeynep Tufekci: We’re Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci’s TED Talk: We’re Building a Dystopia Just to Make People Click on Ads… Zeynep Tufekci – Techno-sociologist So when people voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke images of humanoid robots run amok. You know? Terminator? You know, that might be something to consider, …

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I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying by Dr. Christopher Kerr (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Dr. Christopher Kerr’s TEDx Talk: I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying at TEDxBuffalo conference. TRANSCRIPT:  I read a recent survey, and the title was, “Survey on American Fears,” and what Americans fear most is public speaking and dying. In other words, my TEDx talk. If …

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Gerd Gigerenzer: How Do Smart People Make Smart Decisions? at TEDxNorrköping (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of German psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer’s TEDx Talk: How Do Smart People Make Smart Decisions? at TEDxNorrköping conference. This event occurred on June 13, 2012.  TRANSCRIPT:  Gerd Gigerenzer – German psychologist How to make good decisions? If you open a book on rational choice, you will likely read the following message: look before …

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