Feb 10, 2022 • 46M

32 - Ethan Kross: Why We Talk to Ourselves and How to Make Our Inner Voices Work in Our Favor

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Stanford Psychology Podcast
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Kate chats with Ethan Kross, an award-winning professor of Psychology and Management & Organizations at the University of Michigan, and the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. Ethan’s research focuses on the inner conversations people have with themselves and the impacts of such conversations on health and well-being. 

In this episode, Ethan shares insights from his best-selling book Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It. Ethan talks about the  reasons why we all silently talk to ourselves, explains how our inner conversations can go awry, and shines light on some of the powerful tools we can use to harness our inner voices.  Ethan also discusses a new project in which he partnered with curriculum experts to bring the science of the brain and mind into the classroom.

Check out Chatter: https://www.ethankross.com/chatter/

Learn more about Ethan and his work: https://www.ethankross.com