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Steven Pritzker - The Benefits of Creativity

Steven Pritzker

Steven Pritzker

While studying for his PhD in Psychology, former TV writer Steven Pritzker realized that nearly every field of study had something to say about Creativity - but they weren't saying it to each other.  He responded by founding "The Encyclopedia of Creativity," putting all the various research in one place. The result is a comprehensive understanding of how creativity, once though the province of artists and madmen, is good for everyday mental health.

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JoAnn McAllister - The Human Science Approach

JoAnn McAllister

JoAnn McAllister

The things that make us human are often the hardest to quantify.  So how do we study things like culture, love, or our relationship to the environment in a rigorous manner without reducing them down to the things we can put in a formula?  Dr. JoAnn McAllister says that's what the field of Human Science is to do:  help us study the world without reducing it.

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Eric Willmarth - High Tech Hypnosis

Eric Willmarth

Eric Willmarth

Put someone into an fMRI machine and look at their brain - then hypnotize them.  What do you think happens?  We're able to look at the hypnotized brain like never before:  but from giving us a precise set of neural correlates, hypnosis appears even more dependent on the intangibles.  Saybrook faculty member Eric Willmarth is one of the leading scholars of medical hypnosis, and he says personality, not neurons, is what counts.

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James Gordon - Teaching global health to war zones

James Gordon

James Gordon

Dr. James Gordon doesn't play it safe:  the Dean of Saybrook's Graduate College of Mind-Body Medicine travels to some of the most war-torn places in the world to teach civilian populations the tools they need to stay healthy.  From biofeedback to guided imagery, he's shown how access to mind-body medicine health techniques can help even people in desperate circumstances build a better life.

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Eugene Taylor - Psychology's Three Histories

Eugene Taylor

Eugene Taylor

Historian of psychology and Saybrook faculty member Dr. Eugene Taylor has written that psychology has not one but three histories - each with their own traditions, seminal texts, and heroes.  Author of "The Mystery of Personality:  A History of Psychodynamic Theories," he offers an insightful look at Psychology's past and future

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Donald Moss - Seven Pillars of the New Medicine

Donald Moss

Donald Moss

Healthcare is having a revolution.  As new research combines with a better understanding of traditional approaches and practices, new treatments are being developed and the roles of doctors and patients are changing.  What will the future of healthcare look like?   Dr. Donald Moss outlines seven principles it will follow in this excerpt from his presentation "The Promise of the New Medicine."

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