Topic: Unleashing potentials: Behavioral science insights applied to the self and business
Speaker: Xingyu Li, Stanford University
Time: Friday, September 17, 11:00-12:30 Beijing Time
Location: Room K02, Guanghua Building 2
One goal of behavioral science is to help people and business realize their potential: to identify their strengths and weaknesses, to grow, and to pick paths aligned with their values. Behavioral science has uncovered barriers to intellectual, professional, and creative potential. This talk facilitates the application of the methods, theories, and findings of behavioral science to personal and business growth. In particular, I will share empirical studies in the lab and in the field with world-leading companies such as Netflix, China Energy, and Covestro, to highlight the importance of combining the “top-down” wisdom of behavioral science with the “bottom-up” nuance and improvisation of the business world.
Xingyu Li is a social psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental and Psychological Science at Stanford University in 2021. She conducts field experiments, analyzes large-scale behavioral data, and builds computational models and artificial intelligence (AI) to better understand what motivates people for positive behavioral change. She serves on the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Globalization Committee. Her research has been published on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.