Does what's on your desk reveal what's on your mind? Do those pictures on your walls tell true tales about your character? Is your favorite outfit about to give you away?
For the last 10 years psychologist Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and cars), he shows not only how we showcase our personalities in unexpected ways, but also how we create personality in the first place, communicate it others and interpret the world around us- The Commonwealth Club of California
As the host of Sierra Club Radio, Orli Cotel has conducted more than 300 interviews with leading opinion makers, activists, CEOs and politicians -- ranging from Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, to Indigo Girls' singer Amy Ray.
Cotel first joined the environmental movement as a grassroots activist, running campaigns in New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. She later became the Sierra Club's National Publicist, searching out the most captivating environmental stories and heroes and pitching their tales to top media outlets.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Cortel got her start in radio as a child, recording jingles and voice-overs for national commercials. She now lives in San Francisco.
Sam Gosling, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been widely covered in the media, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, NPR, and "Good Morning America," and his research is featured in Malcolm Gladwell's Blink.
Gosling is the recipient of the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Social psychologist Sam Gosling discusses the psychological significance of virtual profiles, asking whether or not they are used for "projections of an ideal self" or simply a medium of communication.
Gosling believes that although sites like Facebook appear trivial they, in fact, are meeting important psychological needs.