Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova was born in Moscow and grew up in the United States. Her first book, Mastermind, was a New York Times bestseller. She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American MIND and The Smithsonian, among numerous other publications. Maria graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University. She is currently a Schachter Writing Fellow at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center and lives in New York City.



At some point, everyone will be deceived. Everyone will fall victim to a confidence artist of one stripe or another. Everyone will fall for it. The real question is why

The Confidence Game

Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova at the RSA

How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes - Mastermind - Maria Konnikova. From Practical Psychology

The confines of our mind attic have shifted. They have expanded. We should strive to be cognizant of that change, and to take advantage of the shift instead of letting it take advantage of us

Mastermind

Maria Konnikova