• Conversations About Social Psychology include the following five Ideas Roadshow conversations which are based on in-depth filmed conversations with four leading social psychologists and a former professional tennis player with a detailed preface highlighting the connections between the different books. Each book is broken into chapters with an introduction and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. Being Social - A conversation with Roy Baumeister, Professor of Psychology at the University of Queensland. This thought-provoking conversation explores Roy Baumeister's unique combination of biological and psychological thinking from recognizing essential energetic factors involved with willpower and decision-making, to framing free will in evolutionary biological terms to measuring the numbness associated with social rejection as a form of analgesic response, and more.

    II. Mindsets: Growing Your Brain - A conversation with Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. This extensive conversation provides behind-the-scenes, detailed insights into the development of Carol Dweck's important work on growth mindsets and fixed mindsets: how different ways of thinking influence learning ability and success.

    III. The Mind-Body Problem - A conversation with Janko Tipsarevic, founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Janko Tipsarevic is a former professional tennis player, with a career-high singles ranking of world No. 8. Find out what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one's true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the social psychology of professional tennis.

    IV. The Science of Emotions - A conversation with Barbara Fredrickson, Professor of Psychology at the UNC at Chapel Hill. Topics covered by this extensive conversation include Barbara's work on the science of positive emotions, including her broaden-and-build theory, the undoing effect and upward spirals, while highlighting relevant evolutionary-driven hypotheses together with measurement details of empirical studies.

    V. Critical Situations - A conversation with Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University. Philip Zimbardo relates his intriguing life history and the survival techniques that he developed from the particular dynamics of his upbringing in the Bronx to his quarantine experiences and the impact that the different experiences in his youth had on the development of his personal situational awareness and how that influenced his psychological research, and more.

    Howard Burton is the creator and host of Ideas Roadshow and was the Founding Executive Director of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and renowned psychologist Carol Dweck, Stanford University. This conversation provides behind-the-scenes, detailed insights into the development of Carol's important work on growth mindsets and fixed mindsets: how different ways of thinking influence learning ability and success.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Justified Applause, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. Fixed Beginnings - Mrs. Wilson's legacy
    II. Confronted by Young Wisdom - Encountering growth-minded 10-year-olds
    III. The Genius Defense - All pain, no gain
    IV. Good and Bad Praise - Embracing the process
    V. Getting Personal - Popular writing, John McEnroe, and enforcing standards
    VI. Brainsets - Neuroplasticity and intelligence
    VII. Gender Differences - Male and female mindsets
    VIII. Getting the Message Out - Inspiration and misinterpretation
    IX. Practical Tips - Beneficial struggling and the power of "yet"
    X. Diversity and Universality - French, Americans and common ground
    XI. New Horizons - From school bullying to Middle East politics
    XII. The Big Picture - Growing the human condition

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert in a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Janko Tipsarevic, who is a former professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of world no. 8 and founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.

    This conversation gives behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one's true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the psychology of professional tennis that resonates with all of us.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Giving Your All, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. On Nietzsche and Tennis - The dangers of too much perspective
    /> II. Lost Opportunities - Reflections on vacuous press conferences
    III. Commitment - More than just the hours
    IV. Breaking Through - Leaving nothing back
    V. Tennis as a Team Sport - Davis Cup and doubles
    VI. Achieving Potential - Coaching and talent
    VII. Winner Take All? - Spreading the wealth-or not?

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

  • This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Fred Gitelman, world-champion bridge player and co-founder of Bridge Base Online. This wide-ranging conversation provides behind-the-scenes insights into the world of professional bridge, the psychological stress of top-flight competition and how the human mind can compute amazing feats of memory.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, The Art of Competition, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:
    I. Bridge Background - What it's all about
    II. A Personal Perspective - Beginnings, partnerships, tournaments and memory
    III. The Bridge Business - Educational software, online domination and special friends
    IV. At the summit - Conquering the world and then reverting to type
    V. Critical Times? - Demographics, gender and the future of bridge

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.

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