TED Tuesday: Double TED Talk with Juan Avalos, Vice President for Student Services

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11th from noon to 1:00 p.m. in SSC 212.

1) Forget big change, start with a tiny habit: BJ Fogg at TEDxFremont
What if someone told you to floss only one tooth everyday? Or start the new year, not with grand resolutions, but with a simple challenge.. like ONE pushup a day? BJ Fogg shows us that the key to lasting change does not lie in planning big, monumental changes, but in thinking really, really small. Chosen by Fortune Magazine as one of "10 New Gurus You Should Know", Fogg directs the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University.

2) The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg at TEDxTeachersCollege
In this ingenious talk, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg seamlessly combines informational facts from research, anecdotes from real events, and personal experience with insightful observations to explain why human behaviors are compelled by habit. Citing research evidence supporting the positive effects of willpower on long-term decision-making, Duhigg encourages listeners to teach willpower by supporting the mindful contemplation of consequences and resisting impulses that otherwise result in persistent habits.

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