Dr. Daniel Siegel is a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is the author of The Mindful Brain, Mindsight, and Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.
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Slide Presentation: The Internal and Interpersonal Nature of the Self-Organizing MindBy Daniel Siegel | October 2, 2015
Dan Siegel's Slides at Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion
Dr. Daniel Siegel explains how changes to the adolescent brain transform relationships with peers and parents—and what adults can learn from those changes.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Seek Novelty and DangerBy Daniel Siegel | July 25, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how adolescence remodels the brain, increasing a willingness to take risks and seek out new things.
Videos and Podcasts: Why Teens Turn from Parents to PeersBy Daniel Siegel | July 23, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains why adolescents turn to their peers and away from their parents for security, attachment, and approval.
Videos and Podcasts: The Purpose of the Teenage BrainBy Daniel Siegel | July 22, 2014
Best-selling author and renowned neuropsychiatrist Daniel Siegel explains how the adolescent brain prepares teens for adulthood.
Videos and Podcasts: What is Mindsight?By Daniel Siegel | October 31, 2010
Daniel Siegel explains the idea of “mindsight” and how it can promote mental health.
Videos and Podcasts: Teaching MindsightBy Daniel Siegel | October 30, 2010
Daniel Siegel explains how mindsight can be taught to almost anyone, from young children to people in their 90s.
Videos and Podcasts: The Triangle of Well-BeingBy Daniel Siegel | October 29, 2010
Daniel Siegel discusses how the interplay between our minds, our brains, and our relationships contribute to well-being.
Videos and Podcasts: Mindsight vs. Emotional IntelligenceBy Daniel Siegel | October 28, 2010
Daniel Siegel talks with Christine Carter about how mindsight relates to emotional intelligence, social intelligence, and mindfulness.
Most people think lying is wrong—unless it’s for a “good” cause. This may explain why Donald Trump gets away with it.
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