Ellen Langer

Dr. Langer was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Managing Stress.

Ellen Langer, Yale PhD, Harvard Professor of Psychology, artist, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the World Congress Award, the NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology, has authored eleven books and over 200 research articles on the illusion of control, perceived control, stress, successful aging, decision-making, to name a few of the topics. Each of these is examined through the lens of her mindfulness theory. Her research has demonstrated that by actively noticing new things-the essence of mindfulness-health, well being, and competence follow. Her best selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility.