Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of ”science-help.” She is known for her talent in translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success.
Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program demonstrate the applications of psychological science to personal and organizational success and social change. She has received numerous teaching awards, including the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor.
In 2010, Forbes named her one of the 20 most inspiring women to follow on Twitter. Her work has been covered widely by the media, including the CBS Evening News; U.S. News and World Report; O, The Oprah Magazine; and Time magazine, and she is a frequent source of expert advice and commentary for the New York Times, the Washington Post, MSNBC.com, Web MD, and others.
She is also the author of the audio programs The Neuroscience of Change and Yoga for Pain Relief. Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct, explores the latest research on motivation, temptation, and procrastination.