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"Weakness of Will: Is a Quick Fix Possible?" with Dr. Peter Gollwitzer, NYU

  • Apr 17, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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We've been working hard behind-the-scenes on this special event, and we're thrilled to now invite you all to join us! RSVP quickly since seating is limited. Video of this talk will *not* be posted to our Vimeo channel. The early-bird admission rate has expired, but we still have a few spots left, so RSVP quick!

We're excited to announce a special evening with one of the world's leading authorities in goal attainment and motivation: Professor Peter Gollwitzer - Chair of the NYU Psychology Department and Director of NYU's Motivation Lab.  Dr. Gollwitzer will be giving us an exclusive sneak peek into some of the latest research on goal attainment, willpower, and motivation. We've followed his research for several years and you will definitely not want to miss this!

Special thanks to our friends at New Work City for hosting this special event. 

How the Evening Will Go:  

6:30-7:00: Social mingling & networking (light refreshments)

7:00-7:45: Dr. Gollwitzer's talk, "Weakness of Will: Is a Quick Fix Possible?"

7:45-8:00: Q&A

8:00-8:30: More social mingling & networking

About Dr. Gollwitzer

Dr. Gollwitzer has written numerous articles in the areas of social psychology, cognition and perception, neuropsychology, and industrial and organizational psychology. Currently, his research centers on the psychology of action, self and identity, specifically on the question of how goals and plans affect cognition and behavior. 

One of his signature contributions concerns what he calls implementation intentions strategies. Also called if/then planning, it specifies the when, where and how of a goal-directed behavior.

Dr. Gollwitzer has been awarded the Max Planck Research Award and the TRANSCOOP award for international research collaboration. He is a Fellow in Academia Europaea, as well as a Fellow in the American Psychological Association.

Links: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/gollwitzerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gollwitzer


Admission Fees & Door Policy: 

Admission fees help cover event logistics, food, drinks, video recording, and more. It's unlikely, but if you'd like to try and see if there's room last minute at the door without an RSVP (no guarantees), there will be an extra $20 added processing/hassle fee at the door. We've had some unfortunate experiences with this in the past, so thanks in advance for your understanding!




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  • Rekha P.

    Hi ! This sounds like such an interesting group...however, is it active ? I don't see any meet - ups posted ? Thanks

    April 26, 2015

    • Michael K.

      Yes, Rekha. Check out http://gretchenrubin....­. A separate meetup announcement will be going out later today about our 5/13 NYC workshop with Gretchen as well. Feel free to join.

      April 27, 2015

  • Greg

    I had a great time chatting with some of the attendees and the talk was excellent!

    April 18, 2014

  • Cheryl L.

    Excellent presentation by Dr. Gollwitzer and great group! I His "If - then" technique to changing habits is easily applicable and is supported by extensive testing and research.

    I'm going to apply these both personally and in my work with my clients.! The people who attended asked thought provoking questions which helped take the application of Dr Gollwitzer's work to the next level. Very friendly people, too! Can't wait for the next meetup :)

    The topic of habits related to sleep would be very helpful as many people who attended last night, said that sleep was an issue (and is for me, too!)

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • RichardRyan

    Sameer, please post Dr. Gollwitzer's deck if you've got it. I'm sure many of us would like to do a deeper dive.

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • RichardRyan

    Fascinating and stimulating ideas from Dr Gollwitzer.

    April 18, 2014

  • Inna Idelchik S.

    Loved this talk. Learned some amazing stuff and cannot wait to look up Dr. Gollwizer's work at the Motivation Lab.

    1 · April 17, 2014

  • Esther D.

    I'd love to go, but this date does not work. So please consider this a sign of interest...and hoping to come if you reschedule!

    April 2, 2014

    • Michael K.

      Sorry we'll miss you this time around, Esther!

      April 14, 2014

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