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50 Psychology Classics is a pondering person's consultant to well known psychology. In a trip that spans 50 books, thousands of principles, and over a century in time, it explores very important modern writings reminiscent of Gladwell's Blink and Seligman's Authentic Happiness in addition to knowledge from key figures in psychology's improvement. comprises commentaries, biographical details, and a consultant for additional reading.

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Their opposite is someone whose life is not really their own, who lives to satisfy the expectations, conditions, and values of other people; they want to be seen as “normal” at all costs, and feel terrible if others reject them. Branden calls such people “social metaphysicians” because their philosophy of life 44 50 PSYCHOLOGY CLASSICS revolves around others, not themselves. Of course, this person will label their style of life as “practicality,” as if self-sacrifice were quite rational. However, every step along this path leads them away from what is real and toward a loss of their true self.

This is the nicer side of judging. The other is criticism and labeling. With people close to us we feel we should be critical, otherwise we don’t see how they will ever change. With others, we feel the need to give them a label such as “intellectual,” “brat,” “jerk,” or “nag,” but by doing so we cease to see the person before us, only a type. Our “good advice” is in fact rarely constructive, because it usually represents an affront to the other person’s intelligence. We may be so used to having roadblocks that we wonder what will be left if we remove them from our style of conversation.

When de Bono started writing in the 1960s there were no practical, standardized ways of achieving new insights. A few people were considered “creative,” but the rest had to plod along within established mental grooves. He promoted the concept of lateral thinking as the first “insight tool” that anyone could use for problem solving. The lateral thinking concept emerged from de Bono’s study of how the mind works. ” The mind continually looks for patterns, thinks in terms of patterns, and is self-organizing, incorporating new information in terms of what it already knows.

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