TED Video and Discussion Series

Date: January 28, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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SATURDAY
Jan, 28th
11:00am

Barry Schwartz
“Paradox of Choice”

In our TED talk for January 28th, Psychologist Barry Schwartz discusses,  “Paradox of Choice”, taking aim at a central tenet of western 
societies: freedom of choice. In Barry's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed; not happier, but more dissatisfied.

Barry tackles one of the great mysteries of modern life: Why is it that societies of great abundance — where individuals are offered more freedom and choice (personal, professional, material) than ever 
before — are now witnessing a near-epidemic of depression?   But as you will learn from him, while conventional wisdom tells us that 
greater choice is for the greater good, he makes a compelling case that the abundance of choice in today's western world is actually 
making us miserable. 

 

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, and the TED talks feature experts in a variety of fields who present unique ways of looking at their respective fields of expertise.  

 

Everyone is welcome to these free sessions.

A discussion will take place after the lecture.

For more information contact Julie at (609)39-2434 ext. 5222

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