The Voice in Our Head: Author Talk with Award-Winning Psychologist Ethan Kross
07/20/23 @ 1:00pm –
07/20/23 @ 2:00pm
Ethan Kross, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Thursday, July 20th
The most important conversation we have each day isn’t with our boss, spouse, or friends: it’s the one we have with ourselves. When facing a challenging task, our inner voice can motivate us and help us keep our focus. But often, we come up against the nagging voice that tells us we can’t do it or that people will laugh at us if we try. The million-dollar question is how can we transform our self-saboteur, determined to undermine our success, into an internal life coach that will buoy us up and help us expand our potential?
In Chatter, Kross uses a blend of cutting-edge science (from his own lab) and real-world case studies to help us harness the power of our inner voice. This talk is a lively exploration of how we can use those tools to make our inner voice work in our favor, and it answers some valuable questions along the way. For instance, why do we seem immune to toxic chatter when we attempt to advise other people? What factors determine whether we receive—and provide—helpful or harmful social support? An expert storyteller, Kross brings his research to life in a way that is fascinating, accessible, and immediately applicable to our daily lives.