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The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain

The 50 Best Social Psychology Books on Persuasion, Influence and Understanding Your Brain | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to be more persuasive, convincing, or if nothing else, understand how others try to influence you? …Of course! Who hasn’t?


Understanding how storytelling works in persuasion, influence, and change, and the research/neuroscience that informs it all is critical if anyone is going to work with stories effectively.


And hooray -- Gregory Ciotti has put together his list of favorite books that help us understand persuasion, influence, change, and stories more deeply. We'll all become more articulate and better at our craft -- whether you are a consultant, storyteller, entrepreneur or CEO.


Some of these I've read, some I haven't -- so I can't wait to dig into this list myself.


I hope we all learn lots and gain lots of useable insights for our work. Enjoy!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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Must have list on influence !

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Michael Harris's comment, September 20, 2012 11:08 AM
Great list Karen. Thanks for finding it. I really enjoy your collection of articles. It's the highlight of my day.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 20, 2012 12:34 PM
Thanks for the comment Michael! Enjoy the day.
Metta Solutions's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:07 AM

Must have list on influence !

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10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others - Entrepreneur

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To realize the utmost potential and minimize wasted effort, identify exactly what you're going after and make sure your people do, too. Redundancies arise when communication falters.

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Effective leaders must choose the right tactic for the right mission, no matter if it’s the boardroom or the battlefield. Inspiring others comes in myriad different forms. Here are 10 leadership guidelines to inspire others:

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, June 15, 8:51 PM

Be the type of leader  for your people that you want your leader to be for you.

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11 Simple Tricks That Will Make You Happier And More Productive

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“ It doesn't take long to get happier, you just have to know how to do it.”
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Three Lessons From Gandhi’s Experiments In Truth

Three Lessons From Gandhi’s Experiments In Truth | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
Is life a series of successes and failures, or an experiment?I invite you to reflect on your life over the past five years. Consider the key events that shaped your experience, that helped form how you view the world today. How do you feel about those experiences? What is the story about your past that shapes how you see the world today?These questions came to me as I finished reading Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography, titled “Experiments in Truth”. Gandhi’s emphasis on life as an experiment is an important distinction to a typical perspective of life as a series of successes and failures.
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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 25, 4:30 AM

A fine blog post by Chad Renando. 

David Hain's curator insight, May 25, 6:12 AM

Treat life as an experiment - see learning as the critical issue.

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How Compassion Can Unleash Third Metric Success For Women in Workplaces - Huffington Post

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How Compassion Can Unleash Third Metric Success For Women in Workplaces
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"There is always pain in the room," cautioned Peter Frost, one of the world's leading researchers on compassion at work, and he was absolutely right.
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Mindfulness-Based Meditation Helps Teenagers with Cancer | IMOS

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Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teens, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention led by researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s...
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Can You Rewire Your Brain for Greater Happiness?

Can You Rewire Your Brain for Greater Happiness? | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
NEGATIVITY begets negativity. If you dwell on self-criticism, worries, grumbling about others, hurts and stress, your brain will be more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. Primarily concerned wi...
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Well-being wish list for the future of health care - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Well-being wish list for the future of health care
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The health care system is filled with dreamers, from compassionate nurses and doctors to technology experts and researchers in the lab.
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Create a Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Work

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In case you haven't been following my tell-all confessional — I mean Twitter feed — lately, I've been in Manhattan for the last few weeks.

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10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

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Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance,…


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Jeremy Drinkard's curator insight, May 12, 8:23 PM

This is one of my favorite topics. Listening to that inner voice and not the conscious mind in many cases can save us as well as open opportunities you would have missed otherwise.

Mika Auramo's curator insight, May 14, 11:38 PM

When you learn, be smart, be intuitive based on your own (pre)thinking.

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How a 6 Seconds Mindfulness Practice Can Make a Difference @ Center for Mindfulness in Corrections

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But can a 6 seconds mindfulness practice make a difference?


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40+ Smile Quotes To Make You Smile

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The best  gift you can give to anyone is Smile. It doesn't cost anything but give most precious thing to others, that is happiness. It needs a kind and affectionate heart. We smile at happy moments...

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Empathy is everything: A lesson from my mother, the doctor

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My mother, Dr. Vera Delaney, is a kidney doctor, or nephrologist; she inhabits a very different world than that of diplomats.
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Physical and psychological benefits of going barefoot

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For thousands of years humans lived in close connection with the Earth: they walked and ran barefoot. They slept on the ground. In modern times our lifestyles have more or less totally disconnected us from our planet.
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Have Compassion for Yourself

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How one author breaks the cycles of self-loathing


As journalist Anneli Rufus sees it, the self-hating person inhabits a world of muted despair that prevents him or her from ever feeling at ease in the world. InUnworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, Rufus mines the intractable, negative perceptions that she and others have held about themselves, and analyzes the emergence of self-esteem as a goal that feels unattainable for many people. I spoke with Rufus about what it's like to live with low self-esteem in an esteem-driven world, and how people who experience self-loathing can establish healthier relationships with themselves and others in their lives.


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If we can have compassion for ourselves,

then we are inviting ourselves to have

compassion for others, which makes

relationships fairer and more equal.

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Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups

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At the 2014 HOW conference, Debbie Millman, host of the excellent interview show Design Matters and a remarkable mind, sat down with the prolific Seth Godin to discuss courage, anxiety, change, creative integrity, and why he got thrown out of Milton Glaser’s class. She used an unusual book of Godin’s as the springboard for their wide-ranging conversation: V is for Vulnerable: Life Outside the Comfort Zone (public library) — an alphabet book for grownups illustrated by Hugh MacLeod with a serious and rather urgent message about what it means and what it takes to dream, to live with joy, to find our purposeand do fulfilling work.
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David Hain's curator insight, May 24, 7:51 AM

Double delight - Seth Godin and Maria Popova in one package!

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Children's book for grownup? I second it anytime. Everytime I read my boy his bedtime stories, I learn...a lot!

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The Ethics Coach's Top 3 Strategies for Creating an Ethical Workplace

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“Also: Should you work with a bullying client? And is it unethical to be solely motivated by money?”
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In the end, relationships depend on ethics. And sustainable business depends on relationships.

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Tweet from @MiltonsSecret

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Strive to be present with the understanding of impermanence. #Mindfulness http://t.co/KLkeZTwpyX
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Google's 'Head of Mindfulness' Speaks Out - NewsFactor Network

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Google's 'Head of Mindfulness' Speaks Out NewsFactor Network A growing awareness of the importance of our emotional fitness is mirroring the same journey of acceptance that physical exercise took in the last century, says Chade-Meng Tan, Google's...
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Life Itself - Movie Trailers - iTunes

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Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film...
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BLOG: WHY EMPATHY IS A DO-WORD! (by Ruuby May Blue)

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A woman with a little baby in a baby carriage.Takes seat with her mother in an outside restaurant.They start chatting.I start eating my meal.Another woman takes seat with her son close to the carri...
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Laugh Often to Live Well | Brain Blogger

Laugh Often to Live Well | Brain Blogger | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

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Bobby Dillard's curator insight, May 10, 4:54 PM

You have heard it time and again – laughter is the best medicine. Humor and mirth offer a multitude of preventive and healing effects and a new study is offering more evidence that laughter has quantifiable benefits for the brain.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 10, 8:42 PM

Children laugh up to 300 times a day and adults an average of 5 times a day. If school were fun and enjoyable for children and adults, perhaps we would laugh more.

Fatima Formariz's curator insight, May 23, 8:49 AM

Laughter has healing effects, easy medecine.

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8 Really Effective Tricks to Boost Your Courage

8 Really Effective Tricks to Boost Your Courage | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it

Is fear holding you back from trying something new or going after what you really want? Here are some ways to get past it.

 

I hate fear. Fear has cost me a hefty sum in dental bills from grinding my teeth. Fear interferes with sleep, digestion, and many other things that make life worth living. When you examine some of the worst things human beings have done, you'll often find fear as the root cause. There's no doubt about it: Fear sucks.

 

Here's what's worked best for me over the years. (And if you've found something else that works, I'd love to hear it!)

1. Ask yourself: Should I take action to solve this fear?


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 8, 7:26 PM

No doubt about it, fear sucks. Here's how to put it in its place.

David Hain's curator insight, May 9, 6:21 AM

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear." ~ Mark Twain



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15 Ways to tell if someone is Arrogant or Humble

15 Ways to tell if someone is Arrogant or Humble | Metta Practice: Compassion & the Art of Living | Scoop.it
Arrogant people say they believe in humility but their life says they believe in arrogance. Humble people speak the truth. The temptation to temper the truth and say what others want to hear, for e...

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John Michel's curator insight, May 10, 5:39 AM

Humble people speak the truth. The temptation to temper the truth and say what others want to hear, for example, is nearly universal. If you’ve found someone who speaks the truth give them a raise. I’ve seen people negotiate how truthful they are going to be with the boss – if you don’t tell, I won’t tell.

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Mind Matters (The Art of Practicing Mindfulness)

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Tips for practicing mindfulness which may reduce stress by focusing attention on the present moment, rather than what may happen or what has already happened.
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Meditation and Mindfulness, a Journey to My Soul

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I sit I close my eyes I relax I concentrate on my breath and calm my mind In and out In and out In and out Deeper and deeper I go, ever closer to my soul Thoughts enter my mind Problems at work, pr...
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