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

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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

www.meetup.com/Practice-Leadership-Step-by-Step/

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

Upcoming events (3)

Understand that People are Wired Very Differently

60 Wall Street Atrium

Format: We will be talking about how MBTI types work together in workplace. While reading of the book Principles by Ray Dalio is recommended, it is not required. We will start with a presentation on the chapter on “Understand That People Are Wired Very Differently” followed by discussion. Understand That People Are Wired Very Differently 4.1 Understand the power that comes from knowing how you and others are wired. 4.2 Meaningful work and meaningful relationships aren’t just nice things we chose for ourselves—they are genetically programmed into us. 4.3 Understand the great brain battles and how to control them to get what “you” want. 4.4 Find out what you and others are like. 4.5 Getting the right people in the right roles in support “While “know thyself” and “to thine own self be true” are fundamental tenets I had heard long before I began looking into the brain, I had no idea how to go about getting that knowledge or how to act on it until we made these discoveries about how people think differently. The better we know ourselves, the better we can recognize both what can be changed and how to change it, and what can’t be changed and what we can do about that. So no matter what you set out to do—whether on your own, as a member of an organization, or as its director—you need to understand how you and other people are wired.” We will be joined by 20+ members of other conversation groups.

Jonathan Haidt's Solutions to 'Our Contentious Culture' Watch & Discuss Video

(Special thanks to WeWork for providing Rm 15B.) "We are all born to be hypocrites...The only cure for the confirmation bias is other people." (Haidt) The Moral Psychology of Liberals and Conservatives: https://youtu.be/yto5DkbumYw (9 min) "How do the fundamental moral instincts of liberals and conservatives differ, and what leads a country to become polarized along these lines?" Purpose: Understand each other better. 'Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Or are the blind leading the blind -- over the cliff? Bill and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture, why we can’t trust our own opinions, and the demonizing of our adversaries. “When it gets so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with, but… the mental state in which I am fighting for good, and you are fighting for evil, it's very difficult to compromise,” Haidt tells Moyers. “Compromise becomes a dirty word.”' https://billmoyers.com/segment/jonathan-haidt-explains-our-contentious-culture/ https://vimeo.com/36128360 Suggestions: • Listen to understand. You don't have to agree. • Make one point at a time and allow others to respond. Speak from personal experience. • Identify the underlying values, priorities, and assumptions. Look for new insights. Note – Manhattan Lectures & Conversations (MLC) neither screens participants, nor supervises or controls MLC meetings, and we have no special relationship with the individuals who participate in programs listed in our calendars. Therefore, please exercise good judgment when attending events. Note particularly that MLC events are NOT a forum for dating, for employees or independent contractors to introduce, promote, or sell goods and/or services, for organizing social/political action such as demonstrations, rallies, or partisan political campaigns, or for any unlawful activity. MLC meeting calendars are for posting events located in public areas only. MLC hosts, partners, and members are responsible for their own content. They cannot use MlC‘s platform to email (or solicit) members on matters outside of their own specific conversation meetup without prior approval from the Director, Ronald Gross, (of course, logistical details such venue change or date change do not require prior approval). MLC hosts, partners, and members cannot speak for MLC or commit MLC to any obligations. 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. – responsible for resolving their own disputes and conflicts as private individuals. About the Moderator: Yen is a parent and a manager returning to the NYC area. Organizing meetups make him happy. : ) (Please RE-CONFIRM your plan to attend by registering on the NIGHT BEFORE this event and registering will also help me compile the guest list the building security. Thanks. Eventbrite link will be provided on the night before.)

Teaching Ethics: "Change the path. Not the rider." Discuss Jon. Haidt's video
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Brookfield Place (World Financial Center) - Hudson Eats

Teaching Ethics: "Change the path. Not the rider." https://youtu.be/x3z8brCtMk8 ; 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). https://youtu.be/vAE-gxKs6gM "The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives" - Jonathan Haidt's TED Talk. Suggestions: 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. : )

Past events (220)

Conversation on 'YOU, THE ETHICIST!' (Host: Ron Gross, Socrates Salon)

Hunter College Faculty Dining Room

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