• An Animated Introduction to Social Science
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    An Animated Introduction to Social Science

    All right. If we’re all settled? Yes? Good. Welcome. We are the Social Science department. Now, I’ll get right to it. The question on everyone’s mind: “Just what the heck is social science?” Well, let me try to explain. Social, as in society, as in human beings. Science, as in the facts, the systematic study of a thing, the pursuit of its true nature. We seek to understand the nature of people and society. What does it mean to be human? What defines a person? Is it history? Is it ancestry? How has he worked, struggled, thrived? In his environment! Sorry? In his environment. Did he live on a mountain?…

  • The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala
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    The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong | Amy Morin | TEDxOcala

    Translator: Linda Anderson Reviewer: Rebecca DeHovitz So, I have a Facebook friend whose life seems perfect. She lives in a gorgeous house. And she has a really rewarding career. And she and her family go on all these exciting adventures together on the weekends. And I swear that they must take a professional photographer along with them, (Laughter) because no matter where they go or what they do, the whole family just looks beautiful. And she’s always posting about how blessed she is, and how grateful she is for the life that she has. And I get the feeling that she’s not just saying those things for the sake of…

  • Boosting resilience for young people: resilient therapy
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    Boosting resilience for young people: resilient therapy

    My name is Angie Hart. I work at the University of Brighton. We’ve put together something that we’ve called Resilient Therapy. This is basically a toolkit for parents, practitioners and young people to use. We’ve plundered the academic evidence base for all the research on what supports young people to do better than you’d think they would do given their circumstances – all these social scientific articles and books that we’ve trawled through and we’ve put together with our practice experience in one A4 sheet, and they can use that as a framework to really think about what they might do to make what we call a resilient move in…

  • The Stockholm syndrome of advertising | Jacob Östberg | TEDxStockholm
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    The Stockholm syndrome of advertising | Jacob Östberg | TEDxStockholm

    so if you walk out into a busy city center or a shopping mall on any given Saturday especially after payday you will see hordes of people milling about seemingly searching for something of great importance yeah of course you might think they're searching for something to buy but are there really perhaps they're not so much searching for something to buy but rather for themselves or at least a slightly better version of themselves because marketers and advertisers are really really good at giving us the impression that we have somehow lost ourselves that we are somehow incomplete and that their market offerings can provide us with the cultural…

  • Mastering the art of everyday diplomacy | Alisher Faizullaev | TEDxMustaqillikSquare
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    Mastering the art of everyday diplomacy | Alisher Faizullaev | TEDxMustaqillikSquare

    can I please ask you a question would you please raise your hand if you feel yourself or consider yourself as a diplomat in your ordinary in your everyday life would you please raise your hand oh great so many diplomats wonderful one more question would you please raise your hand if you know someone some individuals who could be recognized as diplomat in daily life anybody wonderful even more that's great so let's discuss everyday diplomacy I spent myself part of my life in international diplomacy some years ago I served as ambassador of my country to several other countries and a number of international organizations so I have…

  • We're All in Marketing: What Evolution Tells Us About Advertising | Ethan Decker | TEDxSMU
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    We're All in Marketing: What Evolution Tells Us About Advertising | Ethan Decker | TEDxSMU

    I am a scientist so I want to start with an experiment but I need your help so everybody pay attention wake up I'm gonna sing the first line of a song you're gonna sing the next line ready put your books down pay attention ready I don't want to grow up good next one my bologna has a first name okay last one this should be really easy for all of you like a good neighbor any agents okay no agents have appeared those songs are all indelibly stuck in our heads we can thank Barry Manilow for that last one he wrote it the year I was born…

  • Marketers don't know people | Marcus Collins | TEDxLSSU
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    Marketers don't know people | Marcus Collins | TEDxLSSU

    so I have a confession I am martyr I work in marketing and I hate marketers I do I do Annette sounds somewhat self-deprecating in a bit paradoxical but it's true now that we need partners as individuals it's people I hate them as an industry because of how we approach Martin and you know it's been said beautiful things about markers which really gets to my singular beef with them see it's been said that good markers see consumers as real-life human beings and an alt dimension and trappings that really human beings have and while that's a beautiful sentiment my years of experience my years of practice have…