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Quiet, Please: Unleashing 'The Power Of Introverts'

Quiet, Please: Unleashing 'The Power Of Introverts'
Introverts, who prefer quieter, lower-stimulation environments, have trouble thriving in today's extrovert-oriented culture, says author Susan Cain. iStockphoto.com hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto.com From Gandhi to Joe DiMaggio to Mother Teresa to Bill Gates, introverts have done a lot of good work in the world. But being quiet, introverted or shy was sometimes looked at as a problem to overcome. In the 1940s and '50s the message to most Americans was: Don't be shy. Susan Cain — who considers herself an introvert — has written a new book that tells the story of how introversion fell out of style. Quiet The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain Interview Highlights On the difference between introversion and shyness "Introversion is really about having a preference for lower stimulation environments. "Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that's really a misperception. On how today's workplaces are designed for extroverts

Jonathan Haidt Decodes the Tribal Psychology of Politics - The Chronicle Review By Marc Parry New York Jonathan Haidt is occupying Wall Street. "Conservatives believe in equality before the law," he tells the young activists, who are here in the "canyons of wealth" to talk people power over vegan stew. Explaining conservatism at a left-wing occupation? Haidt (pronounced like "height") made his name arguing that intuition, not reason, drives moral judgments. "He, over the last decade or so, has substantially changed how people think about moral psychology," says Paul Bloom, a psychologist at Yale University. Now Haidt wants to change how people think about the culture wars. In March, Haidt will publish The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Pantheon). Practically speaking, that often means needling liberals while explaining conservatives and religious people, and treading a fine line between provocation and treason. Indeed. "Liberals need to be shaken," Haidt tells me. Haidt called the phenomenon "moral dumbfounding." The proof?

The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010 | Psychology Today - StumbleUpon The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. 1) How to Break Bad Habits If you are trying to stop smoking , swearing, or chewing your nails, you have probably tried the strategy of distracting yourself - taking your mind off whatever it is you are trying not to do - to break the habit. That's because habit-behaviors happen automatically - often, without our awareness. J. 2) How to Make Everything Seem Easier J. 3) How To Manage Your Time Better M. 4) How to Be Happier J.

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