How to Outsmart Your Own Unconscious Bias | Valerie Alexander | TEDxPasadena İndir

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  • 22 Eki 2018

  • The human brain is a remarkable achievement in evolution. Unfortunately, the brain activity that kept the human species alive for millions of years is the same brain activity that keeps us from achieving equality today. Author, speaker and CEO, Valerie Alexander, explains how the human brain instinctively reacts when encountering the unexpected, like saber-toothed tigers or female tech execs, and proposes that if we have the courage to examine our own behavior when faced with the unfamiliar, we can take control of our expectations, and by doing so, change the world. Valerie Alexander is the Founder and CEO of Goalkeeper Media, maker of communication bots to amplify happiness, including the Happy Couples Bot. Valerie has extensive experience in corporate and start-up arenas, but left Silicon Valley to find success as a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Valerie wrote, produced and directed more than 50 shorts, commercials and PSAs, including the award-winning, anti-bullying short film, “Ballpark Bullies”, and the groundbreaking commercial, “Say I Do”, in support of marriage equality. As author of the Amazon #1 seller, “Happiness as a Second Language”, and a nationally known speaker on happiness in the workplace and the advancement of women, Valerie is a recognized expert on the topics. In addition to “Happiness as a Second Language”, Valerie’s books include “Success as a Second Language” and “How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains)”. She holds an honors certificate in the Science of Happiness from the Greater Good Science This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


  • afro nija
    afro nija 4 ay önce

    Always something to learn any time I watch this video.

  • Tenzin Tsomo
    Tenzin Tsomo 21 saat önce

    I throughly enjoyed this while learning something! Two years later and still relatable!

  • Tanja Fijalkowski
    Tanja Fijalkowski 7 ay önce

    Amazing. Love how comprehensive this was....drew on anthropology, psychology, sociology, comedy. 10/10

  • Coolwater357
    Coolwater357 1 saat önce

    Don't worry if you don't think in a "woke" mode, you will be bullied into submission. I hate bullies.

  • Joelise Jones
    Joelise Jones 2 gün önce

    This is a great eye-opener, I really enjoyed it!

  • Yolanda Allen
    Yolanda Allen 8 ay önce

    This video is definitely an eye opener.

  • Virginia Nourie
    Virginia Nourie 2 ay önce

    such a reminder, have seen this many times as I attended school staff meetings through m career

  • uneqi
    uneqi 8 ay önce

    great talk. i enjoyed is a lot

  • Living Tango - Argentine Tango lessons, Coaching & Wedding Dance prep

    An excellent talk, truly eye-opening and entertaining at the same time. So well done!

  • Glennie Rocco
    Glennie Rocco 3 gün önce

    An excellent talk, truly eye-opening and entertaining at the same time. So well done!

  • Alex Ma
    Alex Ma 8 ay önce

    This was an amazing talk!

  • Lethcan Aernis
    Lethcan Aernis 10 ay önce

    Great talk, thanks so much, a real eye opener and so true about Amygdala, it is scanning for differences and "danger" 24H, the smarter parts of the brain must control it :)

  • Ashley Peters
    Ashley Peters 2 yıl önce

    I really like the reminder not to take on other people's jobs. I am definitely very guilty of feeling like I need to help everyone around me, and I never thought of that as something that might have been a product of unconscious biases in my own upbringing or in the people around me asking that of me. The more we are aware of those kinds of behaviors and thought patterns, the more easily we can combat them.

  • Frankie Velasquez
    Frankie Velasquez 4 ay önce

    Gud video! :)

  • Sayem Access
    Sayem Access 7 ay önce

    Thanks its an learning from this vedio

  • ThaSunspot Grasshoppa

    T R U T H !!!

  • Jennifer Fidler
    Jennifer Fidler 1 ay önce


  • kelechi Ogu
    kelechi Ogu 9 ay önce

    Great talk! I can relate to this talk. I will definitely be sharing this video with my friends.

  • Cary Nakamura
    Cary Nakamura 2 ay önce

    Great TED Talk. Very enlightening and well done.

  • Michael O Connor
    Michael O Connor 5 ay önce

    This is the most amazing presentation. Everyone should watch this.