January 6, 2014—Enrico Gnaulati is a clinical psychologist and author of Back to Normal: Why Ordinary Childhood Behavior Is Mistaken for ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (Beacon Press, 2013).
Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist who won a 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on decision making. His 2011 book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, was honored as one of the best books of that year by the New York Times Book Review, the Globe and Mail, the Economist, and The Wall Street Journal. It also won the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest.
If you know anyone with schizophrenia, please watch this TED talk.
From TED: "'Is it okay if I totally trash your office?' It's a question Elyn Saks once asked her doctor, and it wasn't a joke. A legal scholar, in 2007 Saks came forward with her own story of schizophrenia, controlled by drugs and therapy but ever-present. In this powerful talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately."
How has psychology been good, how has it been "not good," and when will it be "good enough?"
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson follows up his popular 2006 TED talk with this entertaining but compelling call to shift from standardized schools to personalized learning. Robinson argues that a radical change is required in prevailing approaches to education if we are to provide optimum conditions for kids' natural talents to bloom.