Nathaniel Branden played a prominent role in spreading the ideas of Objectivism, including founding the Nathaniel Branden Institute. He was also a prominent psychotherapist and is well‐​known for his work establishing the self‐​esteem movement in psychology.

Once a member of Ayn Rand’s inner circle, Nathaniel Branden has played a prominent role in spreading the ideas of Objectivism, including founding the Nathaniel Branden Institute. He is also a prominent psychotherapist and is well‐​known for his work establishing the self‐​esteem movement in psychology.

In this video from a libertarian meetup in Long Beach, California, in 1984, Branden gives a lecture on romantic love, fear, self‐​fulfilling prophecies, happiness, and a variety of other topics. He also takes questions from the audience.