Dr. Ellen Langer, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. She is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles written for general and academic readers on mindfulness for over 35 years. Her best selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Dr. Langer has been described as the “mother of mindfulness” and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health.
What if we could improve our health and change the way we age just by changing our mindset? This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’re speaking with Dr. Ellen Langer about her book Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Dr. Langer will discuss her fascinating studies on this topic and tell listeners how they can challenge their ingrained behaviors and beliefs to make every day happy and healthier.