Ethan Kross breaks down the science behind negative self-talk and how to change the way you engage with your inner voice. 


1) How chatter takes over and undermines us 

2) Four simple ways to put a stop to chatter 

3) Why venting hurts more than helps 

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Ethan Kross is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor and bestselling author in the University of Michigan’s top ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he studies how the conversations people have with themselves impact their health, performance, decisions and relationships. 

Ethan’s research has been published in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, Anderson Cooper Full Circle, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The Economist, The Atlantic, Forbes, and Time. 

Ethan lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two daughters. 

• Ethan’s book: Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It 

• Ethan’s website: 

• Ethan’s study: “Social rejection shares somatosensory representations with physical pain” 


• Study: The Marshmallow Test 

• Coach: Michael Sorensen 

• Book: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 


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