Conversations About Social Psychology

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Open Agenda Publishing, Oct 1, 2020 - Psychology

Conversations About Social Psychology include the following five carefully-edited Ideas Roadshow Conversations featuring four leading social psychologist and a former professional tennis player with a detailed preface highlighting the connections between the different books:

I. Being Social - A conversation with Roy Baumeister, Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Roy Baumeister and explores his unique combination of biological and psychological thinking from recognizing essential energetic factors involved with willpower and decision-making, to framing free will in evolutionary biological terms to measuring the numbness associated with social rejection as a form of analgesic response, and more.  

II. Mindsets: Growing Your Brain - A conversation with Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned psychologist Carol Dweck and provides behind-the-scenes, detailed insights into the development of Carol’s important work on growth mindsets and fixed mindsets: how different ways of thinking influence learning ability and success.

III. The Mind-Body Problem - A conversation with Janko Tipsarevic, founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is former professional tennis player, with a career-high singles ranking of world No. 8. This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Janko Tipsarevic and gives behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one’s true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the social psychology of professional tennis.

IV. The Science of Emotions - A conversation with Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Barbara Fredrickson who is also Director Positive Emotions & Psychology Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill. Topics covered by this extensive conversation include Barbara’s work on the science of positive emotions, including her broaden-and-build theory, the undoing effect and upward spirals, while highlighting relevant evolutionary-driven hypotheses together with measurement details of empirical studies.

V. Critical Situations - A conversation with Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University. This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Philip Zimbardo. During this extensive conversation Philip Zimbardo relates his intriguing life history and the survival techniques that he developed from the particular dynamics of his upbringing in the Bronx to his quarantine experiences, his experiences with South Bronx gangs, and more. Further topics include his relationship with his former classmate Stanley Ingram and the impact the different experiences in his youth had on the development of his personal situational awareness and how that influenced his psychological research, and more.

Howard Burton is the creator and host of Ideas Roadshow and was the Founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

All the above books are also available for individual purchase. For other books in this series visit Howard Burton's author page or our website (https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/).



 

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Contents

Breaking Through
Tennis as a Team Sport
Achieving Potential
Winner Take All?
Continuing the Conversation THE SCIENCE OF EMOTIONS
Psychological Beginnings
Emotions Scientifically
Positive vs Negative Emotions

Free Will
Cultural Distinctiveness
Numbed By Rejection
GROWING WITH Y C OUR AROL BRAIN DWECK
Introduction
Fixed Beginnings
Confronted by Young Wisdom
The Genius Defense
Good and Bad Praise
Getting Personal
Brainsets
Gender Differences
Getting the Message
Practical Tips
Diversity and Universality
New Horizons
The Big Picture
Continuing the Conversation T A HE CONVERSATION MIND BODY WITH PROBLEM JANKO TIPSAREVIC
Introduction
On Nietzsche and Tennis
Lost Opportunities
Commitment
Positive Psychology Emerges
Broaden and Build
Emotional Measurement
The Undoing Effect
Taking Charge
Responses
Personal Flourishing
Leveraging Positivity
Continuing the Conversation C A RITICAL CONVERSATION SITUATIONS WITH PHILIP ZIMBARDO
Introduction
Origins
A Formative Quarantine
Increasing Awareness
Situation Stanford
The Aftermath
Outright Denial
Learning Our Lessons?
The Flip Side
Spreading The Word
A New Gender Gap Continuing the Conversation
Copyright

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About the author (2020)

Howard Burton, the founder and creator of Ideas On Film, holds a PhD in theoretical physics and an MA in philosophy. For his award-winning initiative Ideas Roadshow, Howard has hosted and filmed in-depth conversations with more than 100 world-leading experts, including 3 Nobel Laureates, through a focused yet informal setting. 

Howard has been able to capture candid, behind-the-scenes insights which offer a detailed portrayal of the world of today's top researchers across all disciplines. Howard was the Founding Director of Canada’s Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and his experiences at developing the research and outreach mandates of PI were described in his book, First Principles: Building Perimeter Institute, featuring a foreword by Nobel Laureate Roger Penrose.


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