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Why Smart People Hurt

Why Smart People Hurt

A Guide for the Bright, the Sensitive, and the Creative

  • Author: Eric Maisel
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1609258851
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 230
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Make the most of your creative and intellectual gifts by overcoming the unique challenges they bring with this guide by the author of Natural Psychology. Many smart and creative people experience unique challenges as a result of their valuable gifts. These can range from anxiety and over-thinking to mania, depression, and despair. In Why Smart People Hurt, creativity coach Dr. Eric Maisel pinpoints these often-devastating challenges and offers solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology. Are you still searching for meaning after all these years? Many smart people struggle with reaching for or maintaining success because, after all of the work they put into attaining it, it still seems meaningless. In Why Smart people Hurt, Dr. Maisel will teach you how to stop searching for meaning and create it for yourself. In Why Smart People Hurt, you will find: · Evidence that you are not alone in your struggles · Strategies for coping with a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat · Questions that will help you create your own personal roadmap to a calm and meaningful life

Why Smart People Do Dumb Things

Why Smart People Do Dumb Things

Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral Economics

  • Author: Mortimer Feinberg,John J. Tarrant
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671892584
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 284
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Looks at famous business blunders, including the new Coke and Ed Rollins' election claims, suggests common causes for such mistakes, and suggests ways to avoid them

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

  • Author: Gene F. Ostrom
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595187986
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 216
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Why Smart People Do Stupid Things addresses a question that’s frequently on our minds. When Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was exposed many people were utterly astounded. How could he? Most of us were asking. Answers aren’t easy to come by because we have spent considerable time building on our strengths to the neglect of our dark side. We aren’t only puzzled when we see friends, co-workers, or public leaders engage in stupid, unseemly, unexplainable acts, we are personally threatened by it. If them, why not still others or perhaps ourselves. This book looks at numerous examples of apparently unexplainable stupidities with particular focus upon Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Every mindless act doesn’t turn out wrong. There are occasions when the outcome greatly benefits us. On the other hand, there are many times when the result goes against us to our disadvantage if not to the point of tragedy. Why? This book addresses the complex issues involved in making rational decisions, including excusable error. Analyses are offered in a readily understandable style. Potential solutions are described. The topic is of vital interest to us individually as well as to the nation.

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes--and how to Correct Them

Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes--and how to Correct Them

Lessons from the New Science of Behavioral Economics

  • Author: Gary Belsky,Thomas Gilovich
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684844931
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 220
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Offers advice on how to invest, spend, and save money the right way

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid

  • Author: Robert J. Sternberg
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300128207
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 284
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“A serious attempt to understand a common phenomenon” from the author of The Nature of Human Intelligence (Psychology Today). One need not look far to find breathtaking acts of stupidity committed by people who are smart, or even brilliant. The behavior of clever individuals—from presidents to prosecutors to professors—is at times so amazingly stupid as to seem inexplicable. Why do otherwise intelligent people think and behave in ways so stupid that they sometimes destroy their livelihoods or even their lives? This is an investigation of psychological research to see what it can tell us about stupidity in everyday life. The contributors to the volume—scholars in various areas of human intelligence—present examples of people messing up their lives, and offer insights into the reasons for such behavior. From a variety of perspectives, the contributors discuss: The nature and theory of stupidity How stupidity contributes to stupid behavior Whether stupidity is measurable. While many millions of dollars are spent each year on intelligence research and testing to determine who has the ability to succeed, next to nothing is spent to determine who will make use of their intelligence and not squander it by behaving stupidly. The contributors focus on the neglected side of this discussion, reviewing the full range of theory and research on stupid behavior and analyzing what it tells us about how people can avoid stupidity and its devastating consequences. “Marvelous, devilishly clever, and culturally timely book . . . A fascinating exploration.” —Choice “Easily readable and well referenced . . . May provide just enough momentum for change.” —International Journal of Intelligence

Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things

  • Author: Laurence Gonzales
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393069656
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 288
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“Well-written and fascinating . . . this is the kind of book you want everyone to read.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer “Curiosity, awareness, attention,” Laurence Gonzales writes. “Those are the tools of our everyday survival. . . . We all must be scientists at heart or be victims of forces that we don’t understand.” In this fascinating account, Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the blessings of evolution to overcome the hazards of everyday life. Everyday Survival will teach you to make the right choices for our complex, dangerous, and quickly changing world—whether you are climbing a mountain or the corporate ladder.

Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

A Workbook for Actors, Singers, Dancers, and Anyone Else Who Performs in Public

  • Author: Eric Maisel
  • Publisher: Back Stage Books
  • ISBN: 9780823088362
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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Actors and musicians call it "stage fright". Others may know it as "butterflies". No matter what you call it, the symptoms of performance anxiety are the same: a paralyzing sense of fear and dread whenever you have to speak or perform before a group of any size. Now Dr. Eric Maisel, a renowned author, psychotherapist, and creativity coach shows readers how to approach presentations calmly and comfortably, without sweaty palms and a pounding heart. It doesn't matter whether you work in the classroom, the boardroom, a theater or concert hall, Performance anxiety will help you: Recognize performance anxiety; Identify irrational fears that contribute to performance anxiety; Handle criticism; Use breathing and centering techniques ti improve focus; Utilize diets, medication, relaxation techniques and guided visualization to combat anxiety; Acquire long-term anxiety management techniques. [Ed.]

A Life in the Arts

A Life in the Arts

Practical Guidance and Inspiration for Creative and Performing Artists

  • Author: Eric Maisel
  • Publisher: J P Tarcher
  • ISBN: 9780874777666
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 244
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Examines the unique emotional, psychological, and career challenges facing those who choose a life in the arts and offers practical advice for meeting those challenges successfully

Sleep Thinking

Sleep Thinking

The Revolutionary Programme that Helps You Solve Problems, Reduces Stress, and Increases Creativity While You Sleep

  • Author: Eric Maisel,Natalya Maisel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781580624459
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 230
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Imagine solving problems and increasing creativity while you sleep. In Sleep Thinking, Dr. Eric Maisel introduces a simple but revolutionary program grounded in current brain research that shows us how to do just that -- think while we sleep. Readers will meet several ordinary people and see them work the sleep thinking program to solve their important problems as they sleep, including: -- Nancy who works through her failing interest in college -- Jack, an electrical engineer who is having anger management problems. -- Thirty-six-year-old Joanne who uses sleep thinking to help her understand how to help her eighth grader stop his slide into school failure. The sleep thinker uses his or her own brain power to extract important information from the fruits of sleep thinking. The answers that arrive lead to actions, which lead to change. Few people can afford not to explore the power of sleep thinking. In this book, Eric Maisel teaches readers how to use the full power of the brain and learn to make use of this idea management and life purpose clarification tool called sleep thinking.

The Life Purpose Diet

The Life Purpose Diet

Your Path to Permanent, Meaningful Weight Loss

  • Author: Eric Maisel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781628653373
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 232
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