Grounded in her research aimed at helping the world better understand the ways in which motivation and emotion shape human judgment, memory and action, Dr Tali Sharot has unlocked fascinating insights into a concept she refers to as the optimism bias. Both interesting and entertaining, Dr Sharot eliquently shares with her audience what causes most people to be innately optimistic but also the extent to which this trait serves us. Dr Sharot shares the ways in which optimism influences success but also why it may not always be such a great idea to look on the bright side. Well worth the just under twenty minutes it takes to watch I highly recommend you watch and learn from this very impressive lady.
Also, check out Dr Sharot’s book, The Optimism Bias – available from The Nile Bookshop