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Dr. Ellen Langer

Ellen J. Langer is the author of eleven books and more than two hundred research articles, including the international bestseller Mindfulness, which has been translated into fifteen languages, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming An Artist, and most recently Counterclockwise.

She is the recipient of, among other numerous awards and honors, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest from the American Psychological Association, the Award for Distinguished Contributions of Basic Science to the Application of Psychology from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the Adult Development and Aging Distinguished Research Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association.

Langer's trailblazing experiments in social psychology have earned her inclusion in The New York Times Magazine's 'Year in Ideas' issue and will soon be the subject of a major motion picture.

A member of the psychology department at Harvard University and a painter, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.