Steven C. Hayes is a Foundation Professor in the behavior analysis program in psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is ranked among the most cited scholars in the word. He is especially known for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Most recently, Hayes discussed cognitive behavior therapy as a way to deal with a panic attack. A video of his advice was posted on MedicalNewsToday.com in an article titled, "Five things to remember when you're dealing with work anxiety." Medical News Today has established itself as a market leader for medical news.
Shortly thereafter, Hayes was asked by WalletHub.com, "What should singles be looking for when choosing a city? Should local authorities work to make cities more attractive to singles? If so, how?"
In the Ask the Experts section, Hayes listed a few psychological, behavioral, social and economic methods. "Human capital is capital and the psychological and behavioral prosperity of singles is a key feature of any city or region that hopes to succeed," he said in the Wallet Hub article.
Hayes' TEDx talks (Psychological flexibility: How love turns pain into purpose and Mental Brakes to Avoid Mental Breaks) have been viewed more than 201,000 times, and his popular book "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life" has sold over one quarter of a million copies.
"The TED talk tells about the science of ACT and psychological flexibility, but it uses the harrowing tale of my own struggle with panic disorder as the touchstone," Hayes said. "It was the hardest talk to give in my entire career, bar none. If you watch it, I think you will know why, but I hope it will also lift you up at the same time.