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   Students and faculty are invited to participate in a presentation and discussion led by

                  Ed Ostrander, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University 

                           presenting techniques and ideas from the book 

       Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success,          

                                  Happiness (and World Peace)


                                     by Dr. Chade-Meng Tan (2012)

                               Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

                                                 Textor 102

                            “Ed Talks”  The Inner Game of Education
           Co-sponsored by Psi Chi and the Student Psychology Association of Ithaca College

This is the second in a series of discussions led by Professor Emeritus Ed Ostrander (Cornell University). In this one, he focuses on how what works for Google can work for you. Specifically, practicing mindfulness, learning about yourself, and developing emotional intelligence can:

•    Sharpen your attention and improve concentration.

•    Improve your relationships and your ability to connect and influence.

•    Reduce stress and anxiety, and develop calm and resilience.

•    Expand your compassion and appreciation for the perspective of others.

This event will include an experiential exercise from the book, during which you’ll work with a partner.

Chade-Meng Tan’s goal is to promote success and happiness by teaching skills that help people get along more harmoniously, reduce stress in a high pressure environment, expand mindsets to encourage creative problem solving, and develop the leadership skills that lie within us all. He brings the unique perspective of a software engineer (employee number 107 at Google). He teamed up with researchers, business thinkers, and the Dalai Lama to develop the research-based “Search Inside Yourself” education. 

A copy of the book will be on reserve in the library under the course PSYC 10400 Introduction to Developmental Psychology taught by Dr. Cyndy Scheibe.

Ed Ostrander has a Ph.D. in social psychology, and he taught environmental psychology and gerontology in the Dept. of Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University for 24 years. He has participated in Dr. Scheibe’s developmental psychology courses at Ithaca College for the past several years (known as the “cool old guy”), leading conversations on vibrancy in late adulthood, neuroscience and learning. Since he retired from Cornell 20 years ago, he has become interested in neuroscience, learning, motivation and self-reflection – and that is the focus of these talks.

Ed will be joined by Louise Holmes, an organizational learning and leadership consultant whose clients have included Weill Cornell Medical College, Apple, Stanford University, and many small businesses. Her work with client Dr. Les Fehmi, a psychologist and neurofeedback researcher, sparked Louise's interest in how we can learn new habits of thought and behavior for greater access to happiness, connection, and optimal performance - whether at work, in school, or at home.

Later this fall, the third of the “Ed Talks” will focus on the book by Timothy Wilson (2011), Redirect: The Surprising New Science of Psychological Change.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cyndy Scheibe at or (607) 274-1324. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

"Ed Talks" 2: Chade-Meng Tan's "Search Inside Yourself" (Oct. 23, 7:00 pm) | 0 Comments |
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