Susan David reveals how a childhood teacher inspired her to write journals to cope with her father's terminal illness and acted as an impetus for her career today.
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Renowned behavioural scientist and No 10 'nudge' guru David Halpern discusses how minor tweaks can have a huge effect in the world of decision-making.
We are becoming increasingly bombarded with ‘ideas’. But are there other ways of knowing that could enable us to experience the world more richly? Writer and philosopher Robert Rowland Smith investigates.
Co-director of the 2015 World Development Report, Varun Gauri argues that development policy and assistance is due for a re-design, based on a more realistic understanding of how human beings think and behave.
Rising star and NYU academic Jennifer Jacquet argues that modern day shaming is a non-violent form of resistance that can be used to challenge institutions, organizations, and even governments in order to bring about large-scale change.
How can we better understand the impact trauma has on individuals and communities? Writer and researcher Dr Daniela F. Sieff visits the RSA to explore the dynamics of trauma, and how it can best be understood and transformed.
In the final event of the series, project director Dr Jonathan Rowson addresses the often unacknowledged spiritual roots of public life, and proposes a new framework for a ‘post-religious spirituality’.
Renowned public thinker Cass Sunstein defends his groundbreaking nudge theory. When the state seeks to influence our choices in “our best interests” is this liberty-infringing meddling, or simply good government?
Guy Claxton is Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning, and Professor of the Learning Sciences, University of Winchester.
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