Today’s TED Talks
Meet the McGonigals: Kelly & Jane
For Week 8 we are asking you to view these two TED Talks before you come to class, as part of The Experiment on Flipping.
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life.ng mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Ginny will lead the discussion, today.
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