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Researchers use mobile phones to measure happiness

Researchers use mobile phones to measure happiness | Leadership Development | Scoop.it
Researchers at Princeton University are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one's environment influences one's sense of well-being.
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Winning an Argument with a Difficult Intimate Partner

Winning an Argument with a Difficult Intimate Partner | Leadership Development | Scoop.it
How do you solve problems and influence angry lovers?

Using "softening techniques":

Temporarily downplaying the severity of the problem until anger/withdrawal reduced.Acknowledging the target's past efforts to change and improvements.Highlighting other positive aspects about the partner and relationship.Acknowledging the target and his/her point of view.Inhibiting negative reactions to the problem or partner's destructive responses.Minimizing the influence attempt with positive feelings and humor.Communicating caring, acceptance, and regard.Showing optimism regarding the problem or relationship


Via Katerina Dimitriou
Rebecca Stern's insight:

Consider the past, present, and future history that you have with your partner before you answer them. 

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Katerina Dimitriou's comment, August 6, 2013 5:00 AM
Keeping in mind that we can't fix a difficult person but we can, maybe, fix a specific behavior.