50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We by Tom Butler-Bowdon

By Tom Butler-Bowdon

With 50 Psychology Classics: Who we're, How we expect, What We Do-Insight and notion, Tom Butler-Bowdon introduces readers to the nice works that discover the very essence of what makes us who we're. Spanning fifty books and 1000's of principles, 50 Psychology Classics examines essentially the most exciting questions concerning cognitive improvement and behavioral motivations, summarizing the myriad theories that psychologists have positioned forth to make feel of the human event. Butler-Bowdon covers every little thing from humanism to psychoanalysis to the elemental ideas the place theorists disagree, like nature as opposed to nurture and the lifestyles of unfastened will. during this unmarried ebook, you can find Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and the main major individuals to fashionable mental concept. From the writer of the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 good fortune Classics, and 50 religious Classics, 50 Psychology Classics will improve your knowing of the human situation.

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We have the cult of genius, glorifying famous figures like Einstein, only because most people are not taught to think in better ways. For those who practice lateral thinking all the time, the flow of original ideas never stops. Final comments Though de Bono’s books are the progenitors of many of the sensationally written “mind power” titles available today, Lateral Thinking itself has a dry style. Unlike many of the seminar gurus who followed him, de Bono has degrees in psychology and medicine, so there is more rigor in his approach.

This is why we have to listen for the feeling in a conversation. That points us in the right direction, whereas a common mistake is to try to make sense of the words only. People complain that reflective listening takes more time and effort. It does in the short term, but it is likely to avoid major troubles that blow up later on as the result of poor communication. Assertiveness skills Bolton likes to think of listening as the yin (the receiving aspect) of communication, while assertiveness is the yang (the active aspect).

Most of his book consists of techniques to try to get us into lateral thinking mode. They include: ❖ Generating alternatives—to have better solutions you must have more choices to begin with. ❖ Challenging assumptions—though we need to assume many things to function normally, never questioning our assumptions leaves us in thinking ruts. ❖ Quotas—come up with a certain predetermined number of ideas on an issue. Often it is the last or final idea that is the most useful. ❖ Analogies—trying to see how a situation is similar to an apparently different one is a time-tested route to better thinking.

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