Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human, Making Choices
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 196
- Aug 16, 2018 1:00 pm
- 1:32:53 mins
Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (15:32) Dr. Daniel J. Siegel is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. His most recent book, titled Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human was released on October 18th. The mind is an interesting subject, but it’s also a hard thing to research. There’s no real, clear cut standard definition of the mind. Wouldn’t it just be nice to take a trip through the mind and then know exactly how everything works? While that seems almost impossible, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel does all he can to help us take that trip. How Uncomfortable We Are Making Choices for Others (1:05:17) Mary Steffel, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of marketing at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Her research examines social judgment and decision making, including when people recruit others to help them make decisions, what are the barriers to choosing effectively on behalf of others, and how to help people make better decisions for themselves and others. Often, we may even find ourselves hesitant to delegate tasks and decision making to others, even when they would benefit from doing so. Yet anyone who has worked in a large organization will tell you that, just as often, decisions can get passed from person to person, making it difficult for everyone to get work done. So how do we encourage delegating when it’s beneficial and reduce it when it’s not? Dr. Steffel shares her research.