What we're about

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Fascinated by people? Searching for wisdom?

We'll meetup to discuss lectures, author events, TED Talk videos, etc. on psychology and applied psychology such as:

Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Behavioral Economics

Decision-making, Judgment, Wisdom

Leadership, Organizational Development and Learning

Positive psychology, philosophy, applied psychology

Social psychology and cross-culture psychology

Neurosciences

Educational psychology

Personality Theory, Character Development

Relationships, Love, Happiness, Resilience

Learn, Grow, Pay It Forward

https://www.facebook.com/curiositydotcom/vi... (https://www.facebook.com/curiositydotcom/videos/1954044531290021/)

https://youtu.be/2MDNvKXdLEM

https://www.facebook.com/PsychologyBookClub... (https://www.facebook.com/PsychologyBookClubNYC)

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About "Conversations New York"

Imagine…

Hundreds of New Yorkers coming together in small groups of neighbors

and fellow citizens to discuss topics of intensive interest…

Hosted at no cost and at convenient locations and times…

Aided by simple guiding principles…

Inspired by the city’s grand tradition of robust conversation…

Our vision is to inspire, organize, publicize, facilitate and celebrate a renaissance of healthy dialogue in New York City.

Our Mission:

1. Encourage and support interesting and important conversations among New Yorkers at the grass-roots level,

2. Establish simple, affordable, and sustainable infrastructure to foster such conversations throughout the city year-round.

3. Add to the worldwide image of New York as a metropolis where culture and intellect thrive among the people.

4. Maintain conversations with a human face by discussing topics in-person, while also allowing for further discussion online.

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Join our network:

http://www.meetup.com/NYCSocratesCafe

http://www.meetup.com/MBTIxMeetup

www.meetup.com/TED-Inspired-Meetup (http://www.meetup.com/TEDxMeetup)

http://www.meetup.com/Conversations-New-York

http://www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Lectures-Conversations

Upcoming events (5)

Thank an Essential Worker—Give Blood—Save Lives. Don't Leave Home Without One!

MANY THANKS TO THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS. DONATE BLOOD (WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO DO SO SAFELY). WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NOT POSSIBLE—DON'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT ONE! https://youtu.be/E6lxKOfn8_E https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=629397364455704 Many thanks to all the essential workers on the front lines in healthcare, in caretaking, in farming, in food processing, in transportation, in utilities, & in public service putting themselves & their family members at risk to keep us safe at home and not wanting. *** George W Bush: (00:06) This is a challenging and solemn time in the life of our nation and world. A remorseless invisible enemy threatens the elderly and vulnerable among us, a disease that can quickly take breath and life. Medical professionals are risking their own health for the health of others, and we’re deeply grateful. Officials at every level are setting out the requirements of public health that protect us all, and we all need to do our part. (00:36) The disease also threatens broader damage, harm to our sense of safety, security and community. The larger challenge we share is to confront an outbreak of fear and loneliness, and it is frustrating that many of the normal tools of compassion, a hug, a touch, can bring the opposite of the good we intend. In this case, we serve our neighbor by separating from them. We cannot allow physical separation to become emotional isolation. This requires us to be not only compassionate, but creative in our outreach, and people across the nation are using the tools of technology in the cause of solidarity. (01:19) In this type of testing we need to remember a few things. First, let us remember we have faced times of testing before. Following 9-11 I saw a great nation rise as one to honor the brave, to grieve with the grieving and to embrace unavoidable new duties, and I have no doubt, none at all, that this spirit of service and sacrifice is alive and well in America. Second, let us remember that empathy and simple kindness are essential powerful tools of national recovery. Even at an appropriate social distance, we can find ways to be present in the lives of others, to ease their anxiety and share their burdens. Third, let’s remember that the suffering we experience as a nation does not fall evenly. In the days to come it will be especially important to care in practical ways for the elderly, the ill and the unemployed. Finally, let us remember how small our differences are in the face of this shared threat. In the final analysis, we are not partisan combatants, we are human beings, equally vulnerable and equally wonderful in the sight of God. We rise or fall together and we are determined to rise. God bless you all. *** "To learn more about the importance of donating during this time and to answer your questions regarding COVID-19, please visit https://nybc.org/donate-blood/covid-19-and-blood-donation-copy/ Do not donate if you have: a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing) had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 until 28 days after your illness has resolved NOTE: Close contact is defined by the CDC as being within 6 feet of an individual for a prolonged period of time."

Self Improvement Fridays: New Theme Each Week

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What comes to mind with the phrase self improvement or self surpassing? In these discussions, we will cover why it is one of the most significant aims if we are to live a meaningful and fulfilled life. Each week we will cover a different theme. **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas Meetups every Weekday at 9pm ET & on Weekends at 2:30pm ET Books Mondays, Jordan Peterson Tuesdays, Meditation Wednesdays, Psychology Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays & Carl Jung Sunday’s. Watch recordings past Meetups here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1 The Meetup will take place on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760346770 We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups and our active Discord group.

Learn & Practice Different Techniques of Mindfulness Meditation Each Week

Join us to learn and practice Mindfulness Meditation. Each Meetup focuses on a different topic and is self contained, so feel free to join anytime. As a resource we will be using a self study course which is based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Here is an introduction to the course: https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week0.html Join us; let’s learn and practice mindfulnessbmeditation together. It is recommended that you review the webpage for that day before the Meetup—but it is not necessary. Format: 1) 15 Minute overview of the day’s topic (see below) 2) Each person who has gone through the webpage for the day gets to talk for 3 minutes on their observations 3) General Q&A about the day’s topic 4) Reading of a poem for transition 5) 5 to 10 minute guided meditation 6) Breakout rooms with 6 to 8 people group discussions Schedule of Techniques to be learnt & practiced June 2: Simple Awareness https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week1.html June 9: Attention & The Brain https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week2.html June 16: Dealing with Thoughts https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week3.html June 23: Stress: Responding vs Reacting https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week4.html June 30: Dealing with Difficult Emotions https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week5.html July 7: Mindfulness & Communication https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week6.html July 14: Mindfulness & Compassion https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week7.html July 21: Developing Practice of Your Own https://palousemindfulness.com/MBSR/week8.html **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas A Meetup Every Day, Every Week, For Everyone! Every Weekday (except Wednesdays) at 9pm ET; On Weekends at 12:30pm ET & 2:30pm ET The Switch Mondays, Meditation Tuesdays, Jordan Peterson Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays, Carl Jung Sundays This Meetup will take place on Zoom. Join here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760346770 We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups Watch Past Meetups at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1

Self Improvement Fridays: New Theme Each Week

Needs a location

What comes to mind with the phrase self improvement or self surpassing? In these discussions, we will cover why it is one of the most significant aims if we are to live a meaningful and fulfilled life. Each week we will cover a different theme. **** Brought to you by https://www.meetup.com/52LivingIdeas Meetups every Weekday at 9pm ET & on Weekends at 2:30pm ET Books Mondays, Jordan Peterson Tuesdays, Meditation Wednesdays, Psychology Thursdays, Self Improvement Fridays, Stoic Saturdays & Carl Jung Sunday’s. Watch recordings past Meetups here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrlHpQRAmPFuuoAtG8qi6rQ?sub_confirmation=1 The Meetup will take place on Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89760346770 We will be joined online by 30 to 80 members of various Meetup groups and our active Discord group.

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