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50 Psychology Classics is a considering person's consultant to well known psychology. In a trip that spans 50 books, 1000s of principles, and over a century in time, it explores vital modern writings akin to Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness in addition to knowledge from key figures in psychology's improvement. comprises commentaries, biographical details, and a consultant for additional reading.

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The book outlines reallife stories of people who became victims, or almost became victims, of violence; in each case the person either listened to their intuition and survived, or did not and paid the consequences. We normally think of fear as something bad, but de Becker tries to show how it is a gift that may protect us from harm. The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence is about getting into other people’s minds so that their actions do not come as a terrible surprise.

Bolton describes when painter Norman Rockwell was creating a portrait of President Eisenhower. Even though the President was amid the worries of office and about to enter an election campaign, for the hour and a half he sat for Rockwell, Eisenhower gave the painter his full attention. Think of anyone you know who is a great communicator and they will be the same: They fully attend to you with their whole mind and body. Following Following skills relate to how we follow up what someone says to us.

There is nothing automatic about such conceptualizing; thinking, therefore, is for us an act of choice. Branden refutes the two schools of psychology that were dominant at the time he was writing. ” Neither took account of our powerful conceptual mind that gives us self-awareness and the ability to reason. ” We have the power to regulate and shape our own consciousness to achieve our goals. We are created to think, and we must do so in order to esteem ourselves highly. If we dim our awareness, or are passive or fearful, step by step we kill our greatest gift.

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