As you delve further into Psychology, there are so many topics that can be of interest to you!  A great place to explore and learn about different topics is through TED talks, as many TED talks are created by prominent researchers in their fields.  For this assignment, you will choose a TED talk from the list provided below, and write a 3-page reflection paper on it.


Instructions: In your reflection paper, you will address the following six (6) content components:


1. Summarize the main ideas presented in the TED talk. 2. Discuss something new that you learned. 3. State whether you agree or disagree with the main ideas presented in the talk, and explain why you agree or disagree. 4. Discuss how you might apply what you’ve learned to your own life. 5. Research additional information related to this topic, and include a discussion of what you found most interesting. Include the link to the source you have chosen. 6. Discuss at least one idea/question for follow-up research on this topic.




• This reflection paper should be a minimum of three (3) full pages in length.  The page requirement does not include the title and reference pages.   • Writing should be in paragraph form, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides. • Reference the TED Talk you viewed using the following format:


Presenter Surname, First Initial, Second Initial. (Year of publication, Month Day). Title of the TED talk [Video file]. Retrieved from




PSY101 – Fundamentals of Psychology I

TED Talk Reflection Paper

List of TED Talks to choose from:



Alter, A. (2017, April). Why our screens make us less happy [Video file]. Retrieved from



Dunn, E. (2019, April). Helping others makes us happier — but it matters how we do it [Video file]. Retrieved from how_we_do_it



Feldman Barret, L. (2017, December). You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions your brain creates them [Video file].  Retrieved from your_brain_creates_them?language=en



Genova, L. (2017, April). What can you do to prevent Alzheimer’s? [Video file]. Retrieved from =en



Gopnik, A. (2011, July). What do babies think? [Video file]. Retrieved from



Gorgens, K. (2018, June). The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime [Video file]. Retrieved from nd_crime



Little, B. (2016, February). Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality [Video file]. Retrieved from

Longden, E. (2013, February). The voices in my head [Video file]. Retrieved from



Martin, R. (2018, August). Why we get mad — and why it’s healthy [Video file]. Retrieved from



TEDx Talks. (2011, December 8). TEDxTerryTalks – Laura Bain – Living with bipolar type II [Video file]. Retrieved from



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