Series: Ideas Roadshow
Bioluminescence expert Edie Widder at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association gives us a taste of some of what we don’t know about the fascinating phenomenon of marine bioluminescence.
Andrew Hoffman, Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, discusses how to get people to start being more environmentally sensitive.
Psychologist Carol Dweck (Stanford) describes two current research projects she is engaged in related to her work on mindsets: combatting school bullying and challenging preconceived stereotypes on the ground in the Middle East.
Renowned psychologist Stephen Kosslyn describes how one can apply many of the findings of cognitive science to analyze the notion of critical thinking that can then be successfully implemented through developing what he calls “habits of mind”.
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck describes how, while she believes that her work on mindsets is universally relevant, understanding distinct values and practices is essential to getting the message across diverse cultures.
University of Pennsylvania physicist Justin Khoury describes how, while many are convinced of the existence of dark matter, rather than changing our understanding of the laws of gravity, we cannot yet be sure what the final outcome will be.
Psychologist Carol Dweck (Stanford) discusses her formative encounters with children who were imbued with a growth mindset.
Andrew Hoffman, Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, talks about how business schools are nowadays engaged in promoting environmental awareness.
Marine biologist Edie Widder at the Ocean Research & Conservation Association describes various aspects of bioluminescent life in our oceans.
University of Michigan business professor Andy Hoffman relates how, in order to promote societal awareness of climate change, we need social entrepreneurs to consistently make public links to related events to disrupt people’s common beliefs.
Nobel Laureate David Politzer describes Galileo’s vital lesson of obtaining knowledge by working with related similar but knowingly inappropriate models that can point towards a deeper understanding.