In this video of Ted Talk, by Philip Zimbardo, he talks about what makes people go wrong, or turn evil. Mr. Zimbardo proposes the reason as a personal reality, where he knew some kids who grew up and took drugs, and went to jail or simply just went to jail. However, the question is, what caused them to turn and do wrong from that line of good and evil? Philip Zimbardo, makes references from the Bible about God’s favorite angel Lucifer (means the light), until he turned evil. Which resulting in, God sending Michael to kick Lucifer out of heaven for disobeying him, which in turn led to the creation of hell. Lucifer was basically a man of God, who then became an angle of death from heaven.
The thesis of this talk is that nonverbals, which is the type of communication that does not require words influence our thoughts, our feelings, and our psychology. I feel like it’s debatable on whether or not that this TED talk has a bias. It doesn’t seem biased because the topic of her talk is based off of scientific facts because research was actually conducted to see if nonverbals did affect our thoughts, feelings, and psychology. In her talk she mentioned that those who were told to pose in “powerful” positions like putting hands on the hips pose (the Wonder Woman pose) were tested to have higher testosterone, the dominance hormone; and less cortisol, the stress hormone. This means that by being in these positions, it relieves a lot of stress, which makes us feel more confident about ourselves and thus making us feel good. While who were told to be in low power poses had results that indicated a drop in testosterone and a rise in cortisol. This meant that while being in these low power positions, we actually do feel worse because we’re more stressed and we feel powerless. So through the results of these researches, we can see that our body does affect how we feel. But I
In Dr. Winch’s Ted Talk he addresses three “emotional injuries,” and discusses how people tend to make their emotional injury worse than it has to be. He also reassures us on how we can lessen the damage of our emotional injuries. The three emotional injuries are loneliness, failure, and rejection. Dr. Winch believes that people who experience one of these feelings tend to make matters worse by convincing themselves that they can’t change their feelings and ultimately they end up contributing to their injury. People tend to think of their faults or they play an event or situation over and over again in their head. Thinking negatively does nothing to improve their injury. Dr. Winch believes that thinking positively can help reduce the emotional
In Dr. Winch’s Ted Talk he addresses three “emotional injuries,” and also discusses how people tend to make their emotional injury worse than they have to be. He also reassures us on how we can lessen the damage of our emotional injuries. The three emotional injuries are loneliness, failure, and rejection. Dr. Winch believes that people who experience one of these feelings tend to make matters worse by convincing themselves that they can’t change their feeling and ultimately they end up contributing to their injury. People tend to think of their faults or they play an event or situation over and over again in their head. Thinking negatively does nothing to improve their injury. Dr. Winch believes that thinking positively can help reduce the
The idea that Steven Pinker discussed in his Ted Talk was that over time our world has become a more peaceful place to reside in. Breaking his evidence down into the viewpoint of millenniums, centuries, and decades, he utilized mortality rates due to warfare, homicide, and death penalty. Furthermore, Pinker analyzes the history of warfare from a social perspective that investigates the effect that anarchy, the value of life, and the expanding of one’s circle of acceptance.
In this TED talk, the speaker is Joshua Foer, he start's the talk by having the audience close there eyes, and imagine themselves standing in their doorway. Next, he has them visualize a group of nudist bikers heading straight for the door, imaging them crashing into the front door. Then, he says to imagine stepping into your foyer, and to appreciate the light shining down on cookie monster sitting on a tan talking horse. Head into your living room, and picture Britney spears dancing on your coffee table, he then goes on to have you imagine walking into your kitchen, the floor is a yellow brick road, then you and see Dorothy, and the tin man coming towards you.
Shirin Neshat’s TED talk was an eye-opening insight into life as an artist within other cultures. The oppression faced in Iran, particularly by women, provides ample material for Neshat to create politically charged artwork. The subject matter addressed includes the negative treatment of women, an artist’s place in Iran combined with eventual exile, and the western world’s position as it applies to the eastern world. Each theme Neshat has chosen to employ is admirable as fine art and as a political statement.
Jane McGonigal said "I'm gonna try to increase the lifespan of everyone in this room by 7 1/2 minutes....LITERALLY!!". I was already smiling waiting for her to get to the punchline, because I figured this had to be apart of a joke."LITERALLY, YOU WILL LIVE 7 AND 1/2 MINUTES LONGER THAN YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE JUST BECAUSE YOU WATCHED THIS TALK". Not hearing her full speech I pre judged her and thought she was a very arrogant person. From the beginning, I couldn't tell her talk was going to be about a video game. I could imagine hearing magicians like Whodini or David Copperfield making such bold claims then following with some magic trick to entertain their audiences. She also said she had the math data to back up her claim so my second thought was maybe she's a
The Ted talks I decided to analyze for this assignment all focused on environmentally friendly ways to build or enhance existing structures. I watched several Ted talks, but decided to focus on Greening the Ghetto, The Tradeoffs of Building Green, and Eco-Friendly Drywall because I liked these 3 presentations the most. Building and it’s effects on the environment is a topic I developed an interest in as a child. I grew up the daughter of a soldier and therefore had opportunities to see parts of the world and meet people living in them that an ordinary tourist would not. Even as a child it was easy to connect the quality of environment to quality of health and living conditions. Healthy environment generally equates to healthy, happy people. I have also had the opportunity to see how pollution effects people, animals, land, and water in both urban and rural areas. All of these presentations made good and effective use of still photography in their Ted Talks. Eco-Friendly Drywall also used a few, kind of hokey, but effective graphics.
My topic of interest is in memory; to be more exact it’s on the phenomenon of false memory. False memories are memories someone “remembers” but in truly did not occur or happened in the way remembered. I was interested in the topic truthfully because I watch a lot of SUV on TV, and while the cases may not be real I feel like people do have scenarios similar to the cases. There was one episode in which a rape victim had “identified” the person she believed had attacked her, with so much certainty she KNEW it was he. Needless to say, it had turned out she mistook the person who attacked her with someone who had similar features. In a Ted Talk by Elizabeth Loftus she states examples of people going to psychotherapy, and then they’d come out having
The Ted Talk by Sherry Turkle, "Alone Together" embraces a strong dependency of modern day technology, and it's power to replace human contact with the "Illusion of companionship". With a respected background, a degree in Psychology and extensive research, Sherry Turkle emphasizes just how much we're letting technology take us to a place we do not want to go. It is one thing to reflect upon a professional, and another thing to adopt imagery in personal lyrical emotion. The two videos that grasped my attention were Gary Turk's "Look up" and Prince EA's "Autocorrect Humanity." Both videos display a lot of similarities, such as rhymes, an emotional connection, and expressing the overall picture of putting down your phone, but Gary Turks "Look Up" has made a larger impact of the two. The video "Look Up" has a significantly powerful, and emotional appeal to it and the message it conveys.
Dan Gilbert, a Psychology professor at Harvard University, begins his TED Talk by telling the audience about the development of the prefrontal cortex in the human brain, calling it an “experience simulator”. Gilbert then discloses more information about the prefrontal cortex to the viewers and elaborates on its flaws, focusing on how humans often misjudge how happy they would be in several circumstances. The example that Gilbert utilises to demonstrate the human brain’s inability to predict happiness is, if given a choice, would the average human be happier winning the lottery or losing his or her legs. Naturally, one would assume that winning the lottery would make a person happier in the long term; however, people reported being equally
Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk titled, Your body language may shape who you are, begins with Amy asking us to evaluate our posture. To evaluate the way we are sitting, are we trying to make ourselves smaller or are we more comfortable? Non-verbal expressions are the mostly unconscious way that we show our feelings. Some more dominant people tend to spread out and take up room while submissive types cross their legs or rub their neck. Her ideas are mirrored in graduate students that she teaches. The more dominant students come to class early, spread out, raise their hands high, and participate while the submissive students do the opposite. Amy questions whether it is possible to “fake it”, that is can we mimic the dominant people and in doing so make
Sir Ken Robinson’s Ted Talk has been one of my favorite Ted Talks I have ever seen. The way he narrates his points and brings the truth of our educational system to light is inspiring. I do believe that there are flaws in our public K-12 system that need to be addressed, and Sir Robinson addresses some of those points accurately.
The critical period hypothesis has been a long-standing topic of debate in first and second language acquisition. There are many studies that focus on the effects of age on the attainment of a second language. The Critical Period Hypothesis theorizes, at its most basic level, that younger learners are more successful than older learners in language learning. It also theorizes that language learning is difficult after puberty. Thus, a critical period or age limit exist in language learning. It is generally accepted that the critical period extends to second language acquisition. However, there are disagreements on the optimum age range in which second language can be easily attained.