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Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

by The Great Courses
$99.99$234.99

Boost your creativity, insight and performance by changing your brain from the inside out.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 24 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a 210-page course guidebook
  • More than 12 hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

What if we aren’t as in control of our actions as we think we are? Join Peter M. Vishton, Ph.D., and discover a wealth of evidence-based strategies to enhance your thinking and improve your well-being. With his expert insight, you’ll build a toolkit of strategies to take charge of your life and harness your brain’s full potential.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Take Control of Your Automatic Brain
33:56
Are we as in control of ourselves as we like to think? Professor Vishton starts class by examining the disconnect between our actions and our consciousness of those actions.
2. Beat Procrastination by Doing Nothing
30:05
3. Train Yourself Like a Dog
31:52
4. Clean Your Kitchen, Improve Your Diet
29:15
5. Eat Slow, Eat Small, Eat Smart
28:27
6. The Myth of Multitasking
30:40
7. Future You & Better Decisions
32:14
8. How to Become an Expert on Anything
31:04
9. Tune Up Your Brain With Meditation
30:40
10. Take the Sleep Challenge
29:50
11. Boost Insights & Creativity
32:16
12. Enhance Performance With Imagery
30:56
13. Overcome Your Aging Brain
30:36
14. Grow Your Brain Out of Depression
33:25
15. Hack Your Brain to Unlearn Fear
32:37
16. Use Your Body to Alter Your Mind
33:20
17. Suppress, Don't Repress, Anger
31:30
18. How Little Things Cause Big Persuasion
31:22
19. How Framing Changes Decisions
30:45
20. How Language Changes Your Brain
31:36
21. How Your Brain Falls in Love
30:37
22. The Neuroscience of Lasting Love
32:34
23. How Your Brain Creates Happiness
32:50
24. Happy Brains Are Smart Brains
35:09

Taught by

Peter M. Vishton
Peter M. Vishton
Peter M. Vishton is an associate professor of psychology at The College of William & Mary. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Cornell University. Before joining the faculty of William & Mary, he taught at Northwestern University and served as the program director for developmental and learning sciences at the National Science Foundation. A consulting editor for the journal Child Development, Prof. Vishton has published articles in many of the top journals in the field of psychology, including Psychological Science, Science, and the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

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