Changing Minds

The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People's Minds
Author: Howard Gardner
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 1633690652
Category: Psychology
Page: 272
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Think about the last time you tried to change someone’s mind about something important: a voter’s political beliefs; a customer’s favorite brand; a spouse’s decorating taste. Chances are you weren’t successful in shifting that person’s beliefs in any way. In his book, Changing Minds, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner explains what happens during the course of changing a mind – and offers ways to influence that process. Remember that we don’t change our minds overnight, it happens in gradual stages that can be powerfully influenced along the way. This book provides insights that can broaden our horizons and shape our lives.

Changing Minds

The go-to Guide to Mental Health for Family and Friends
Author: Dr Mark Cross,Dr Catherine Hanrahan
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460705610
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
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This compassionate and insightful guide will demystify mental health issues and help anyone concerned about themselves or loved ones. Leading psychiatrist Dr Mark Cross, from the acclaimed ABC TV series 'Changing Minds', feels strongly that everyone should have easy access to information they can trust about common mental health problems, whether for themselves or to help family or friends. The result is this empowering guide, written with Dr Catherine Hanrahan, which aims to cut through the myths and taboos about mental health and offer clear, practical help. It covers a wide range of common issues, from bipolar, anxiety, personality and eating disorders, to depression, post-traumatic stress and schizophrenia, and includes how to get help, what treatments are available and how to live successfully with a mental illness. Most importantly, it shows how carers and families can help a loved one through what can be a very challenging time. Since almost half of all Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime, this book is for everyone.

How to Change Minds

The Art of Influence without Manipulation
Author: Rob Jolles
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609948319
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Persuade, Don’t Push! Surely you know plenty of people who need to make a change, but despite your most well-intentioned efforts, they resist because people fundamentally fear change. As a salesman, father, friend, and consultant, Rob Jolles knows this scenario all too well. Drawing on his highly successful sales background and decades of research, he lays out a simple, repeatable, predictable, and ethical process that will enable you to lead others to discover for themselves what and why they need to change. Whether you hope to make a sale or improve a relationship, Jolles’s wise advice—illustrated through a bevy of sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always illuminating stories—will help you ensure that changing someone’s mind is never an act of coercion but rather one of caring and compassion.

Changing Minds

Computers, Learning, and Literacy
Author: Andrea A. DiSessa
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262541329
Category: Computers
Page: 271
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How computer technology can transform science education for children.

Changing Minds or Changing Channels?

Partisan News in an Age of Choice
Author: Kevin Arceneaux,Martin Johnson
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022604744X
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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We live in an age of media saturation, where with a few clicks of the remote—or mouse—we can tune in to programming where the facts fit our ideological predispositions. But what are the political consequences of this vast landscape of media choice? Partisan news has been roundly castigated for reinforcing prior beliefs and contributing to the highly polarized political environment we have today, but there is little evidence to support this claim, and much of what we know about the impact of news media come from studies that were conducted at a time when viewers chose from among six channels rather than scores. Through a series of innovative experiments, Kevin Arceneaux and Martin Johnson show that such criticism is unfounded. Americans who watch cable news are already polarized, and their exposure to partisan programming of their choice has little influence on their political positions. In fact, the opposite is true: viewers become more polarized when forced to watch programming that opposes their beliefs. A much more troubling consequence of the ever-expanding media environment, the authors show, is that it has allowed people to tune out the news: the four top-rated partisan news programs draw a mere three percent of the total number of people watching television. Overturning much of the conventional wisdom, Changing Minds or Changing Channels? demonstrate that the strong effects of media exposure found in past research are simply not applicable in today’s more saturated media landscape.

Changing Minds

A Guide to Facilitated Participatory Planning
Author: Cole P. Dodge,Gavin Bennett
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 8171888607
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Conventional planning methods often do not suffice for complex institutions such as health systems and development projects, and this book introduces the practice of facilitated participatory planning (FPP), a new way of planning for a world that is multifaceted, competitive, and ever changing. The authors argue that involving all the key stakeholders in the process makes for a trustworthy, inclusive, balanced, and dynamic planning system. This analysis charts the evolution of FPP from pioneer concepts of awareness, empowerment, learning by doing, visualization, creative group processes, and incremental questions into a complete and up-to-date system of principles and techniques. It includes case studies that show how FPP has been used successfully where other planning methods have failed. Academics, researchers, and managers who require planning procedures that go beyond the hierarchical approach will find this to be an invaluable resource.

Changing Minds, If Not Hearts

Political Remedies for Racial Conflict
Author: James M. Glaser,Timothy J. Ryan
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812208463
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
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Americans preach egalitarianism, but democracy makes it hard for minorities to win. Changing Minds, If Not Hearts explores political strategies that counteract the impulse of racial majorities to think about racial issues as a zero-sum game, in which a win for one group means a loss for another. James M. Glaser and Timothy J. Ryan argue that, although political processes often inflame racial tensions, the tools of politics also can alleviate conflict. Through randomized experiments conducted in South Carolina, California, Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and New Jersey, Glaser and Ryan uncover the racial underpinnings of disputes over affirmative action, public school funding initiatives, Confederate flag displays on government buildings, reparations, and racial profiling. The authors examine whether communities rife with conflict endorse different outcomes when issues are cast in different terms—for example, by calling attention to double standards, evoking alternate conceptions of fairness and justice, or restructuring electoral choices to offer voters greater control. Their studies identify a host of tools that can help overcome opposition to minority interests that are due to racial hostility. Even in communities averse to accommodation, even where antipathy and prejudice linger, minorities can win. With clearly presented data and compelling prose, Changing Minds, If Not Hearts provides a vivid and practical illustration of how academic theory can help resolve conflicts on the ground.

Changing Minds : Mind, Consciousness And Identity In Patanjali'S Yoga-Sutra And Cognitive Neuroscience


Author: Michele Marie Desmarais
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120833364
Category: Cognitive neuroscience
Page: 253
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This book by Dr. Desmarais is by all means a positive contribution in the field of Yoga, Indology and cognitive neurosciences. It covers Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, religion and metaphysics, psychology and epistemology, as well as the cultural heritage for these. The book is arranged in six chapters using our common concept of show as a metaphysical stage: getting ready for the show; entering the theatre; taking the stage; all the world as stage; following the plot; thickening of the plot; and finally, the lights come up. This has its source in the Samkhya metaphor of prakrti as analogous to a divine actor, on the world stage and in a cosmic drama. Another symbolic metaphor that comes before our mind is that of Ardhanarinatesvara of Lord Siva, depicted as the Cosmic divine Supreme actor endowed with half-female in his person. The reader, the spectator or audience member, symbolizes the Purusa of Samkhya and yoga. CONTENTS Acknowledgements, Foreword, Abbreviations, Introductions: Getting Ready for the Show, 1. Entering the Theatre 2. Taking the Stage 3. All the World's a Stage 4. Following the Plot 5. The Plot Thickens 6. Lights Up, References, Index

Changing Minds

The History of Psychotherapy as an Answer to Human Suffering
Author: Frank Tallis
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780304703630
Category: Psychology
Page: 171
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Changing Minds is an accessible history of psychotherapy, introducing its key figures (from Freud to Beck) and explaining their most important ideas. The book shows how psychotherapy has influenced our understanding of the mind and its workings, particularly with respect to the form of suffering that we call 'mental illness'. Frank Tallis argues that, in a world in which the old certainties of religion have been brought into question by the advance of science, psychotherapy represents a secular response to suffering. Unlike many boos of psychology, Changing Minds explores the personalities of the field's major figures, as well as their ideas. Throughout, the author shows how historical and cultural events, such as the Holocaust and the invention of the computer, have influenced ideas about the mind, and vice versa. Crammed with entertaining and informative vignettes, and many references to theatre, and literature, this book places scientific developments in a cultural context, making it both accessible and interesting.

Shifting Worlds, Changing Minds

Where the Sciences and Buddhism Meet
Author: Jeremy W. Hayward
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 310
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Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while, they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch trickster are re-told in Blyton's hugely popular and successful style. This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal.

Split-Second Persuasion

The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds
Author: Kevin Dutton
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547545231
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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How many times a day do you think someone tries to persuade you? Twenty? Thirty? Actually it’s more like 400. When you imagine a society based on coercion you start to see how important persuasion is; it literally keeps us alive. Now psychologist Kevin Dutton has identified a powerful strain of immediate, instinctual persuasion, an elixir of influence that can immediately help you disarm skeptics, win arguments, close the deal, get the guy. Mapping the cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience of this incisive new influence, he introduces us to the natural super-persuaders in our midst—Buddhist monks, magicians, advertisers, con men, hostage negotiators, even psychopaths. He shows us which simple triggers can make someone trust you immediately; what hidden pathways in the brain lead us to believe something even when we know it’s not true; how group dynamics can make us more tolerant or deepen our extremism; and what we can learn from newborns about winning arguments. Dutton’s fascinating and provocative book will help anyone tap into the power of split-second persuasion.

Changing Minds

Our Lives and Mental Illness
Author: Rosalind Ramsay
Publisher: Springer Science & Business
ISBN: 9781901242881
Category: Medical
Page: 138
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This book presents personal stories that show how individuals, their friends, families and employers, have found ways to overcome difficulties and cope with the changes in their lives brought about by the onset of various psychiatric conditions. Those covered include: depression, anxiety, dementia, schizophrenia, alcohol or drug addictions and eating disorders. Contributions from the providers of mental health services show the ranges of support and treatment available, as well as how both users and providers are learning from each other to help improve services. This is the third joint publication by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and West London Health Promotion Agency. Unique collection of experiences from a wide range of individuals. Provides new insights into how individuals live with and survive mental health problems. Contributions from both users of mental health services and professionals in the field. Covers six major psychiatric conditions. Signposts to helplines and self-help organisations. Focuses on success stories and what helps people to help themselves.

Words that Change Minds

Mastering the Language of Influence
Author: Shelle Rose Charvet
Publisher: Author's Choice Publishing
ISBN: 9780787234799
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 221
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Changing Minds in Therapy: Emotion, Attachment, Trauma, and Neurobiology (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)


Author: Margaret Wilkinson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393705617
Category: Psychology
Page: 228
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The latest application of contemporary neuroscience to therapeutic work. There is an increasing clinical focus on how recent advances in neuroscience, attachment, and trauma can be applied to treating patients with a history of early neglect. Margaret Wilkinson draws on her extensive clinical expertise as a master therapist to explain the role of the mind-brain relationship in therapeutic change.

Changing Minds

The Shifting Perception of Culture in Eighteenth-century France
Author: John C. O'Neal
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874137880
Category: History
Page: 273
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In this study of the epistemological underpinnnigs of cultural changes in the French enlightenement, the author shows how many of the cultural changes brought about by Eighteenth century French thinkers arose from the different forms of knowledge and experiences they pursued. The various chapters illustrate the rich interdisciplinarity of the period's thinking, which is unified by a central concern with the mind, and discuss important Enlightenment developments in aesthetics, historiography, metaphysics, anthropology, langugage and literature, political theory and medicine.

Changing Minds and Brains—The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein

Higher Thinking and Cognition Through Mediated Learning
Author: Reuven Feuerstein,Louis Falik,Refael S. Feuerstein
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773530
Category: Education
Page: 222
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Decades before educators began to draw teaching and learning implications from neuroscientists’ groundbreaking findings on brain plasticiy, Reuven Feuerstein had already theorized it and developed practices for teaching and developing higher level cognition and learning for all students, even those with Down syndrome and other learning disabilities. His mediated learning, enrichment instruments, and dynamic assessment are used in urban districts in the United States and around the world to raise student achievement, success levels, and self-regulation. In this final work, Feuerstein provides a first-person reflective narrative of the implementation of mediated learning experience (MLE) past and present, including stories, new insights, observations, and newly formulated concepts on MLE and how it contributes to higher-level thinking and overcoming disability. Featuring both educational and clinical case examples, it offers a more detailed picture of the practical applications than any other publication to date. Those familiar with Feuerstein’s methods will find this book an important resource in deepening their knowledge. It is also essential reading for all educators looking for approaches that promote thinking skills that improve educational outcomes for diverse learners. Book Features: Provides stories of Feuerstein’s inspirational journey as a teacher and learner, often working with special needs children and youth. Relates mediated learning to contemporary learning environments Explores theory and research on whether spiritual and behavioral practices change the brain. Includes chapters devoted to questioning techniques and the effects of modern media access to the development of thinking skills. “Reuven Feuerstein’s concepts will continue to enrich cognitive developmental thinking and research and to bring a richer, fuller cognitive development to children, youth, and adults around the world.” —From the Foreword by H. Carl Haywood, Vanderbilt University “Educators who are devoted to enhancing the intellectual functioning of learners need this book. The principles, skills, and strategies of Mediated Learning should become a prerequisite for all teachers. Reuven Feuerstein has made the world a more thoughtful place.” —Arthur L. Costa, professor emeritus, California State University and co-founder, Institute for Habits of Mind International

Lobbying the European Union

Changing Minds, Changing Times
Author: Dr Paul A. Shotton,Mr Paul G Nixon
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472452151
Category: Political Science
Page: 230
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Unique in bringing together contributions from academics and practitioners on the theme of strategic, intelligent modern lobbying this book provides a thorough and accessible discussion on key ideas pertinent to the pursuance of public affairs in the European Union. Combining innovative academic research with first-hand professional experience it offers the reader a combination of practical recommendations, case studies and academic theory to add new insights to interest group research and lobbying strategies. While focusing on the European Union the contributors acknowledge the multi-level dimension of EU decision-making and incorporate research on multi-level governance as well as lobbying by sub-national authorities. Through this they present a fuller picture of a subject that should appeal to students, academics and practitioners alike.

How to Change Minds about Our Changing Climate

Let Science Do the Talking the Next Time Someone Tries to Tell You ... : the Climate Isn't Changing : Global Warming is Actually a Good Thing : Climate Change is Natural, Not Man-made : ... and Other Arguments It's Time to End for Good
Author: Seth B. Darling,Douglas L. Sisterson
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615192239
Category: Nature
Page: 200
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The essential climate-debate handbook?everything you need to know about climate science to change minds Have you ever heard someone say that climate change is simply the result of natural cycles? Or that there can?t be global warming because it still gets so cold out? While the claims climate-change deniers make can seem, on their surface, quite plausible, they simply don?t hold up against the evidence: Beyond a shadow of a doubt, science proves that climate change is real and primarily human-driven. But the next time a skeptic puts you on the spot, will you know what to say to end the argument? How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate dismantles all the most pernicious misunderstandings using the strongest explanations science has to offer. Armed with airtight arguments, you?ll never be at a loss for words again?no matter how convincing or unexpected the misconception you?re faced with. And with our planet?s future in our hands, the time to change minds is now: The sooner we can agree, once and for all, that climate change is a significant threat to our well-being, the sooner we can start to do something about it.

Opening Minds

Using Language to Change Lives
Author: Peter H. Johnston
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571108165
Category: Education
Page: 152
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"Introducing a spelling test to a student by saying, 'Let's see how many words you know,' is different from saying, 'Let's see how many words you know already.' It is only one word, but the already suggests that any words the child knows are ahead of expectation and, most important, that there is nothing permanent about what is known and not known." — Peter Johnston Sometimes a single word changes everything. In his groundbreaking book Choice Words, Peter Johnston demonstrated how the things teachers say (and don't say) have surprising consequences for the literate lives of students. Now, in Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. He explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings. Grounded in research, Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives shows how words can shape students' learning, their sense of self, and their social, emotional and moral development. Make no mistake: words have the power to open minds – or close them.