Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D. is a practicing physician, writer, and behavioral-science enthusiast. His interviews and writings have run in various media outlets, including the New York Times, the Today show, the Washington Post, and TIME Ideas.
He is the author of Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World (Santa Monica Press, May 2018), a book about the hidden ways that playfulness affects adulthood
He co-authored The Art of Roughhousing: Good Old-Fashioned Horseplay and Why Every Kid Needs It (Quirk Books, 2011), a book about the benefits of parent-child physical play.
DeBenedet lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he enjoys spending time with his family, connecting with friends, and playing a little basketball.
Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World
We are living in a time when human stress levels are higher than ever, causing our personal tools of resiliency to rapidly dull and become ineffective.
In this talk, Dr. DeBenedet, through storytelling and science, will share highlights from his observational research (that formed the basis for his book, Playful Intelligence) on adults who masterfully use playful behaviors to help navigate the stress of adulthood, remain resilient, and live more joyful lives.