Social Psychologist, Speaker, & Author

Heidi is a psychologist who studies the science of motivation and communication.

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Amazon.comBarnes & Noble Imagine walking up to a stranger on the subway and asking them for their seat. What about asking a random person on the street if you could borrow their phone? If the idea makes you squeamish, you’re not alone–social psychologists have found that doing these very things makes most of us almost […]

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Reinforcements

Amazon.comBarnes & Noble Imagine walking up to a stranger on the subway and asking them for their seat. What about asking a random person on the street if you could borrow their phone? If the idea makes you squeamish, you’re not alone–social psychologists have found that doing these very things makes most of us almost […]

No One Understands You And What To Do About It

Have you ever had the feeling that you’re just not getting through to the person you’re talking with, or coming across the way you intend to? You’re not alone.

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Are you at the top of your game—or still trying to get there? Take your cues from the short, powerful 9 Things Successful People Do Differently, where the strategies and goals of the world’s most successful people are on display.

Focus

We all want to experience pleasure and avoid pain. But there are really two kinds of pleasure and pain that motivate everything we do. If you are promotion-focused, you want to advance and avoid missed opportunities.

Succeed

Do you ever wonder why Asian students are able to achieve so much more than their American counterparts? Even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail.