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Just For The Thrill Of It: An Inside Look At Sensation Seeking | Kenneth Carter | TEDxEmory

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Published on Jul 20, 2016

Do you crave the comfort of safety or the thrill of adventure? In this video, Dr. Carter discusses the psychological factors that shape the sensations we seek!

Dr. Kenneth Carter is a Professor of Psychology at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is actively involved in research and teaching. Dr. Carter has been a psychotherapist and researcher for more than 20 years; his work has garnered awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, and the University of Michigan. Before joining the faculty at Emory University, Dr. Carter served as a Senior Assistant Research Scientist in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he researched smoking as a risk marker for suicidal behaviors in adolescents. In addition, he is actively engaged in translating research in psychology to everyday language, and has appeared in magazines such as mental floss and Readers Digest, and well as on news programs such as Connect With Kids and NBC’s Today show.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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