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Seven ways to hack a conversation

December 1, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Starting a conversation with someone new is always kind of terrifying, I mean dealing with approach anxiety is something everyone faces. But it doesn't have to be. We've talked before about how...

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Two ways to beat those early conversation jitters

November 27, 2015 by Dorian Minors

When two people come together for the first time, they engage almost entirely in social scripts, like 'hi, how are you' and 'what do you do for a living' and the obvious responses to those questions...

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How to make stereotypes useful (and how not to mess it up)

November 25, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Stereotypes aren't always harmful. In fact, they're a very important part of our ability to communicate. When we first meet someone, we use stereotypes to judge other people. Social psychologists...

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The (game-show like) future of job interviews

November 19, 2015 by Dorian Minors

Job interviews aren't particularly useful in the way they're ordinarily conducted. They tend to get used because people think a good hire will be obvious, or that they are good judges of personality...

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