Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova appears in the following:

Maria Konnikova, host of the 'The Grift'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Writer, psychologist, and podcast host Maria Konnikova shares some of her favorite con artist movies and explains why audiences can’t get enough of these grifters.

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Why You're So Gullible

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The New Yorker's Maria Konnikova explains the psychological quirks that leave us vulnerable to scams.


I've Been Had! The Art of the Confidence Man

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The art of con men, and of confidence men that came before them, is rooted in belief, which is why it's so important to human history, one author says. 

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Fiction Prescription: The Real Benefits of Made-Up Stories

Monday, November 23, 2015

Science shows that reading fiction makes people more comfortable with uncertainty and improves our ability to see the world from someone else's point of view.

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It's Time to Slow Down Our Busy Lives

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Omid Safi, a professor and editor, and Maria Konnikova, contributor to The New Yorker, talks about the busy lives of people, relaxation and the time crunch for people in poverty.

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Learn to Think Like Sherlock

Monday, January 07, 2013

Maria Konnikova, journalist, psychologist and author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, uses the fictional account of the super-detective's reasoning skills to explore the real-world science of improving cognitive function.

→Event:  Maria Konnikova will be reading from Mastermind on Monday, January 7, starting at 7:00pm at Book Court,

→Event: On Wednesday, January 16 at noon, Maria will be at 92Y Tribeca, where she will be reading, talking, conducting an audience Q&A and signing copies of her new book, tickets can be purchased here.   

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