Merrick, NY—It seems like we’re all working on changing something about our lives, all throughout our lives. Sometimes making changes works and they stick. If not, perhaps you try again and again.
Sometimes we’re actively trying to change the behavior of others—our spouse, our kids, or our employees. But often, the harder we push or the more dire the warnings we give, the more they—or subconsciously, we—double down on the very behavior that needs to change.
A TEDx Talk by Tali Sharot, a neuroscientist and University College London and the director of the Affective Brain Lab, unpacks these phenomena and gives special insight about “How to motivate yourself to change your behavior.”
Her research focuses on how emotion, motivation, and social factors influence us as we try to make changes to our own behaviors throughout our lives. Plus, she shows what we learn from both good and bad news. Click here to watch.