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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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How to Make a Meaningful Life Overcome your unique challenges. The challenges smart and creative people encounter—from scientific researchers and genius award winners to bestselling novelists, Broadway actors, high-powered attorneys, and academics—often include anxiety, overthinking, mania, sadness, and despair. In Why Smart People Hurt, natural psychology specialist and creativity coach Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology. Find meaningful success. Do you understand what meaning is, what it isn’t, and how to create it? Do you know how to organize your day around meaning investments and meaning opportunities? 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 teaches you how to stop searching for meaning and create it for yourself. Learn from a truly thought-provoking personal growth book. In Why Smart People Hurt, you will find: • Evidence that you are not alone in your struggles with living in a world that wasn't built for you or your intelligence • Logic and creativity-based strategies to cope with having 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 Readers of true self-help books for anxiety and depression, like Living With Intensity, Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, or Your Rainforest Mind, will learn how to create meaning in their lives with Why Smart People Hurt by Dr. Eric Maisel.

The Future of Mental Health

The Future of Mental Health

Deconstructing the Mental Disorder Paradigm

  • Author: Eric Maisel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351482432
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 236
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The Future of Mental Health drills to the heart of the current mental health crisis, where hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide receive unwarranted "mental disorder diagnoses." It paints a picture of how mental health providers can improve their practices to better serve individuals in distress and outlines necessary steps for a mental health revolution. Eric Maisel's goal is to inject more human interaction into the therapeutic process.Maisel powerfully deconstructs the "mental disorder" paradigm that is the foundation of current mental health practices. The author presents a revolutionary alternative, a "human experience" paradigm. He sheds a bright light on the differences between so-called "psychiatric medication" and mere chemicals with powerful effects, explains why the DSM-5 is silent on causes, silent on treatment, and wedded to illegitimate "symptom pictures." Maisel describes powerful helping alternatives like communities of care, and explains why one day "human experience specialists" may replace current mental health professionals.An important book for both service providers and service users, The Future of Mental Health brilliantly unmasks current mental health practices and goes an important step further: it describes what we are obliged to do in order to secure better mental health services?and better mental health?for everyone.

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 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

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 Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics

  • Author: Gary Belsky,Thomas Gilovich
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439169748
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Protect and grow your finances with help from this definitive and practical guide to behavioral economics—revised and updated to reflect new economic realities. In their fascinating investigation of the ways we handle money, Gary Belsky and Thomas Gilovich reveal the psychological forces—the patterns of thinking and decision making—behind seemingly irrational behavior. They explain why so many otherwise savvy people make foolish financial choices: why investors are too quick to sell winning stocks and too slow to sell losing shares, why home sellers leave money on the table and home buyers don’t get the biggest bang for their buck, why borrowers pay too much credit card interest and savers can’t sock away as much as they’d like, and why so many of us can’t control our spending. Focusing on the decisions we make every day, Belsky and Gilovich provide invaluable guidance for avoiding the financial faux pas that can cost thousands of dollars each year. Filled with fresh insight; practical advice; and lively, illustrative anecdotes, this book gives you the tools you need to harness the powerful science of behavioral economics in any financial environment.

20 Communication Tips at Work

20 Communication Tips at Work

A Quick and Easy Guide to Successful Business Relationships

  • Author: Eric Maisel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781577311287
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 127
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Despite our high-tech business environments, much of what we need to accomplish at work depends on good communication with other people. These 20 tips, designed to serve both employee and employer, include how to offer critical feedback, how to understand the messages we receive, how to sort out motivations, how to respond to criticism, how to praise, how to know if you're being heard, and how to keep people informed.

The Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology

The Interface of Social and Clinical Psychology

Key Readings

  • Author: Robin M. Kowalski,Mark R. Leary
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9781841690889
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 385
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Virtually every major area of interest in social psychology has implications for understanding, diagnosing, and treating emotional and behavioral problems. The intent of this volume of readings is to locate published articles that apply important theories and concepts from social psychology to the study of psychological difficulties. Sub-sections involve social cognition, attitudes and attitude change, social influence, interpersonal relationships, self and identity, and group behavior.

What Smart People Do When Losing Their Jobs

What Smart People Do When Losing Their Jobs

  • Author: Kathleen A. Riehle
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • ISBN: 9780471550815
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 192
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If losing a job is bad news, then the good news is that a great many people not only survive job loss but ultimately experience positive effects that help them in their careers and lives. This is a guide for anyone anticipating losing their job, or for those who already have lost it. It helps the reader understand how to deal with the potentially devastating emotional and financial stress with simple, logical advice, and with real stories of people who have lived through the experience.