Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
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On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

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Thursday, October 3 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Smothering Burnout with Psychology + Design

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Workplace burnout. In 2018, it was the talk of the World Economic Forum in Davos. In 2019, the World Health Organization added it to for recognized medical conditions. And it continues to headline op-ed pages around the world.

A team of psychologists and designers from The New School are transforming how we work through groundbreaking research, using design-led thinking and brain science to help organizations address burnout and mental health issues — and help workers gain more insight into their own creativity and resilience.

Learn from this research and walk away with best practices for combating workplace stress in style.  

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Hanna de Vries

Hanna de Vries is a Graduate student of Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design and of Psychology at The New School for Social Research. She holds a BFA in Communication Design from Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany. Through combining creative expertise with... Read More →
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Adam Brown

Associate Professor of Psychology, The New School
Adam Brown is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on identifying psychological and biological factors that contribute to negative mental health outcomes following exposure to traumatic stress and developing interventions guided by advances in cognitive neuroscience. A focus... Read More →
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Pamela Cooper

Pamela Cooper is a Solution-Based Designer living in New York. She recently graduated Parsons the New School of Design in May 2018 majoring in Fashion Design. During her time at Parsons she won First Place at The New School’s Health Care Hack with her team’s App made to help Chronic... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
The Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall - UL105