Tim Wilson is the Sherrell J. Aston Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia and teaches public policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He is a social psychologist who researches the influence of the unconscious mind on decision-making, preferences, and behavior. In his book, Redirect: Changing The Stories We Live By, Wilson describes a fascinating little trick that has a powerful ability to shut down negative thought patterns. Watch as he explains how to do it in first video below. In the third video Wilson reveals to RSA how many conventional psychological therapies and interventions, including most self-help books, can do us more harm than good. Presenting the very latest research, he shows that the key to transforming our lives lies simply in learning to redirect the stories we tell ourselves.