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Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree | Video on TED.com

TED Talks: Dare to Disagree

Most people instinctively avoid conflict, but as Margaret Heffernan shows us, good disagreement is central to progress. She illustrates (sometimes counterintuitively) how the best partners aren’t echo chambers -- and how great research teams, relationships and businesses allow people to deeply disagree.

 

The former CEO of five businesses, Margaret Heffernan explores the all-too-human thought patterns -- like conflict avoidance and selective blindness -- that lead managers and organizations astray.

 

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Relationship conflicts stress men more than women

Relationship conflicts stress men more than women | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Although both men and women have a physiological response to relationship conflict, the response is much more pronounced in men than in women and involves different attachment factors. Anxiety was a strong predictor for response in men, but in women, only highly avoidant types showed significant cortisol changes. Men in the study who had secure female partners showed the lowest levels of cortisol reactivity, indicating that their partners were helping to regulate their physiological stress levels.

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donhornsby's comment, April 23, 2012 4:04 AM
Thanks Gina. I, for one, can say that this is true. Interesting information.