What we're about

Fascinated by people? Looking to crack the code of humans? 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


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


About "Conversations New York"


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.

For CNY-sponsored events, go to http://www.conversationsnewyork.com (http://www.conversationsnewyork.com/)and to subscribe. "Like" us on facebook www.facebook.com/conversationsnewyor... (http://www.facebook.com/conversationsnewyork).

Join our network:



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



Upcoming events (1)

IN-PERSON: What Motivates Each MBTI Type? - Outdoor Meetup (Host: Yen, xxTx)

"Myers Briggs Personality Types Explained - Which One Are You?" https://youtu.be/NXcWZnQPUXw (12 min.)

"Un-Zoom yourself!" ;) Re-connect with old friends & meet new ones. Invite a friend you haven't seen in over over year.

IN-PERSON OUTDOOR MEETUP WITH THE FULLY VACCINATED (at least 14 days since your final vaccination). PLEASE BRING YOUR ID & A COPY OF YOUR CDC VACCINATION CARD (a paper copy or a photo of it).

1) Please post your vaccination status in the "comment section" below for the other participants to see, and I will message you the meetup location in the Lower West Side via Meetup.com.

2) When you arrive at the meetup, please show a copy of your CDC Vaccination Card & ID to your table-mates as you introduce yourself. Thank you.

NOTE: Participation is strictly voluntary. Traveling and meeting up while everyone is not fully vaccinated during a pandemic has inherent risks to health and safety. By participating, you agree to take full responsibility for your health-safety, and you agree to share in the responsibility of protecting others by complying with all venue, local government (to include contact tracing should there be a need), CDC, and host's health-safety precautions. Participants who do not comply with the health-safety precautions will be asked to leave. If the participant does not leave, the Event Host will publically end the meetup immediately. Thanks.

Masks are required when with 6 feet.
No walk-ons are permitted.
The MTA has no restrictions against passengers keeping the subway and bus windows open to ventilate the cabin.
Beware of giving away personal info to counterfeit vaccination verification apps.

Must be familiar with your Myers Briggs personality type description to follow the conversation. Free 25 questions test: https://jupiter-34.appspot.com/

ISTJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ISTJ.html) - Duty Fulfillers http://www.celebritytypes.com/istj.php
ESTJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ESTJ.html) - Guardians http://www.celebritytypes.com/estj.php
ISFJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ISFJ.html) - Nurturers http://www.celebritytypes.com/isfj.php
ESFJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ESFJ.html) - Caregivers http://www.celebritytypes.com/esfj.php
ISTP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ISTP.html) - Mechanics http://www.celebritytypes.com/istp.php
ESTP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ESTP.html) - Doers http://www.celebritytypes.com/estp.php
ESFP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ESFP.html) - Performers http://www.celebritytypes.com/esfp.php
ISFP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ISFP.html) - Artists http://www.celebritytypes.com/isfp.php
ENTJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ENTJ.html) - Executives http://www.celebritytypes.com/entj.php
INTJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/INTJ.html) - Scientists http://www.celebritytypes.com/intj.php
ENTP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ENTP.html) - Visionaries http://www.celebritytypes.com/entp.php
INTP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/INTP.html) - Thinkers http://www.celebritytypes.com/intp.php
ENFJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ENFJ.html) - Givers http://www.celebritytypes.com/enfj.php
INFJ (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/INFJ.html) - Protectors http://www.celebritytypes.com/infj.php
ENFP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ENFP.html) - Inspirers http://www.celebritytypes.com/enfp.php
INFP (http://www.personalitypage.com/html/INFP.html) - Idealists http://www.celebritytypes.com/infp.php

Teaching Ethics: "Change the path. Not the rider." Discuss Jon. Haidt's video
Needs a date and time

Brookfield Place (World Financial Center) - Hudson Eats

Teaching Ethics: "Change the path. Not the rider." https://youtu.be/x3z8brCtMk8 ;


Jonathan Haidt addresses the American Psychology Association (APA). Why are we so divide (possibly) and what we can do about it (where we can)?

Purpose: Discuss how to develop ethical cultures in organizations (e.g. societies, institutions, families).


"The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives" - Jonathan Haidt's TED Talk.


A. Make one point at a time and allow others to respond to your point. Speak from personal experience.

B. Listen to understand the other person's perspective and choose to suspend judgment. (You don't have to agree.)

C. Identify the underlying values, priorities, & assumptions. Look for new insights.

Note – Meetup nor the participants neither screens participants, nor supervises or controls meetings, and we have no involvement with any of the individuals who participate. Therefore, we suggest that participants exercise good judgment when attending.

Participants are:

- expected to honor other people's stated boundaries and respect their privacy
- not obligated to provide information or answer any questions against their will
- encouraged to share only information they feel comfortable with sharing
- expected to maintain confidentiality and not reshare personal information without permission from the owner.

Please be advised that meetup is NOT a forum for dating, proselytizing, therapy, or for employees or independent contractors to introduce, promote, or sell goods and/or services, or for any unlawful activity. Participants voluntarily agree to participate by showing up. Thank you.

About the Moderator: Yen is a parent and a naturalized U.S. citizen. He is currently digging out his US citizenship papers and preparing to bid on a government contract to build the next Great Wall. : )

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