Nigel is a psychologist who is well known for his books and tv shows that focus on a number of core issues that make us the people that we are. His current TV shows include the Politically Incorrect Guide to parenting, and he has written best selling books such as Before Your Teenagers Drive You Crazy, Read This!: Battlefield Wisdom for Stressed-Out Parents, Raising Teenagers: A Practical Guide for Parents, and Mothers Raising Sons. Nigel is an alumni of the University of Otago and is returning to Dunedin for the NZ International Science Festival - his talk will be one that is full of humour and energy:
Why we are all deluded, bigoted, biased, violent and prone to believing odd things?
We aren't who we really think we are and in this seminar, which amongst other things traverses 4 billion years, several continents, angry cats, toasted cheese sandwiches, and ghosts, Nigel will reveal some surprising truths about happiness and human suffering. In addition he will also explain why the invention of the printing press makes it so hard to get your shopping done, and show you how with a few simple techniques you can utilize the natural memory processes of a brain that evolved to hunt and gather to remember all those pesky passwords that we need to survive in the modern world.
This event will sell quickly, so purchase early!