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Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series – Mindfulness and the Psychology of Possibility with Ellen Langer

July 15, 2014

The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series reflects the founding principles of the Aspen Institute – a commitment to nurturing the ‘whole’ individual – by bringing a range of experts, innovators, and leaders to Aspen to discuss their research and share the latest revelations about the link between mindfulness, physical activity, and emotional well-being. The Murdock Series complements and expands the Institute’s work in the health arena, while introducing new speakers and audiences to its broader mission. The series is generously underwritten by Gina and Jerry Murdock.  

This event features social psychologist and Harvard University professor, Ellen Langer, Ph.D.  Dr. Langer is the author of 11 books including Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her upcoming book, the Wiley Mindfulness Handbook, is an anthology that integrates research from Langer’s western scientific theoretical base of mindfulness with eastern forms of meditation. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, three Distinguished Scientist Awards, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology.