David DeSteno stands on stage delivering his PopTech talk.
David DeSteno, professor of psychology in the College at Science at Northeastern University, delivers a talk at 2016 PopTech. (courtesy photo)

Professor David DeSteno researches emotions and how they guide decisions and behaviors. At this year’s PopTech conference, the psychology professor delivered a talk titled, “Emotional intelligence for success.” In it, he argued that our understanding on self-control, willpower, and reason are flawed and that we should look to the power of emotions for positively influencing behavior.

Watch his talk for more.