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Dr. Alia Crum: Change Your Mindset, Change the Game

16 February 2021

Dr. Alia Crum: Change Your Mindset, Change the Game

Dr. Crum says the biggest game changer is “YOU, by harnessing the power of your mind.” She explores scientific results that show the influence of the mindset on the body, and how changing the mindset produced different outcomes. Watch this video to see how changing your mindset can change your game. 

(video credit: TEDx Talks)

About Dr. Alia Crum

Dr. Alia Crum is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, previously working as an adjunct professor of management and as a postdoctoral scholar at Columbia Business School. Alia received her PhD from Yale University and BA degree from Harvard University.

Ali’s research focuses on how changes in subjective mindsets—the lenses through which information is perceived, organized, and interpreted—can alter objective reality through behavioral, psychological, and physiological mechanisms. Her work is, in part, inspired by research on the placebo effect, a notable and consistent demonstration of the ability of the mindset to elicit healing properties in the body. She is interested in understanding how mindsets affect important outcomes outside the realm of medicine, in the domains of behavioral health and organizational behavior. More specifically, Alia aims to understand how mindsets can be consciously and deliberately changed through intervention to affect organizational and individual performance, physiological and psychological well-being, and interpersonal effectiveness.

In addition to her academic research and teaching, Alia has worked as a clinical psychologist for the VA healthcare system and as an organizational trainer and consultant, creating, delivering, and evaluating workshops on conflict and stress management to organizations including UBS, Colgate Palmolive and the Navy SEALS. Her work was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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