Changing Minds: The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People's Minds

Changing Minds The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People s Minds 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 succe

  • Title: Changing Minds: The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People's Minds
  • Author: Howard Gardner
  • ISBN: 9781422103296
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 aThink 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.

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    1. This book was extremely disappointing. Despite its subtitle, it really never talks much about the art and science of changing our own and other people's minds. A far more appropriate subtitle would be: Examples of Famous People Who Changed Their Minds With No Explanation For Why or How, and Some Other Stuff I Think Is InterestingThe first three chapters, apparently, explain how people change their minds. It makes a claim that mind change happens over time, not with sudden epiphanies, but give no [...]

    2. A waste of 80% of my time and money. It's irony that the book started by explaining the 80:20 principle as illustration, because that's just exactly what the book is all about. 20% of the book already covers 80% of the idea, the rest is rather lengthy reiteration of the previous points.Don't get me wrong. Gardner does propose new ideas (to me). The 7 levers of mind change is useful and quick summary of his earlier concept of multiple intelligences is a nice bonus. But the rest is examples and st [...]

    3. I read this cover to cover. It is like a long psychology today article, or like an informal chat over a beer with a tenured professor who did enough in the past that no one is reviewing his research or his teaching anymore. The book is a loose collection of anecdotes, I imagine Gardner reading some biographies he thought were interesting and then suddenly realizing he had to publish something soon so he thought about what did these diverse people have in common and then he gave it some structure [...]

    4. I went into this book expecting little, and, despite the author's professed knowledge to the contrary, it failed to change my mind. Gardner is known for his work in education on multiple intelligences. Here, he repackages things for a business audience and trys just as hard to sort various concepts and strategies into levers and forms and I don't remember what other terms. He has 7 strategies that all start with "re" - but if this is for simplicity's sake, I don't know that elements like "repres [...]

    5. Cảm giác rất thất vọng. Đề tài tác giả đưa ra thì hấp hẫn, tuy nhiên, cách giải quyết vấn đề lại không thực sự thuyết phục và triệt để như mong đợi. Hay tại trình còi chưa đủ khả năng hiểu chăng ?Tác giả đưa ra hai câu hỏi lớn trong cuốn sách. Thứ nhất, điều gì diễn ra trong quá trình thay đổi nhận thức; và thứ hai, chính xác thì điều gì đã tác động khiến người ta thay đổi [...]

    6. Little of interest,I stopped reading when I got to the part about how BP transformed intoa great company.Many dead from a refinery explosion & the GOM spill later leaves onewondering if the author knows what he's talking about.

    7. I don't know that I want to write too much in this book and at any rate I skimmed it (the second book I've skimmed this month). I will just lay out Howard Gardner's basic ideas in Changing Minds. According to Gardner, the components of mind are concepts, theories, and skills. (I don't know if this is true--seems too simple--but I'll bite.) Concepts are objects of study. Pick your favorite: gravity, ego, Pythagorean theorem. Theories are explanations of the world that make use of concepts. Skills [...]

    8. More analysis than how-to manual, which I think is what I was hoping for, but the subject material was interesting nonetheless. I like reading analyses of big mind changes for others.The author seems incredibly intelligent at categorizing things, but for the sheer number of different concepts introduced, and even for someone like me who can usually hold a lot at the front of my mind all at once, I would not be able to tell you what all the "Re"s were or exactly how many of them existed on which [...]

    9. This book is indeed quite insightful, it provides a means of Mind-Changing that is I believe rooted in more profound ways then the typical run-of-the-mill book on manipulation and persuasion. This book provides many examples to illustrate common themes that are present behind many levels of society and relationships within society, from the mind-changing that goes on at the national level to the mind-changing that goes on in the bedroom; from the mind-changing that goes on in the foreground to t [...]

    10. I'd like to highlight P 123, 'Picasso quipped that painting is a science which the individual paintings are the experiments. It is not difficult to make an innovative work of art, but it is challenging to create a work or a series of works that resonate with informed audience readers, eventually, with a larger public.'The artist who breaks, 'through to popular acceptance must somehow neutralise the resistances - much as a persuasive storyteller manages to undermine the prevailing counter stories [...]

    11. While there are some interesting points in this book, it feels to much like a business school book. There are a lot of anecdotes to back up Gardner's assertions but not much research here. On one side, I think it is important to see people has having multiple strengths. People do not think in one fashion. On the other side, to say that one's thinking is consistent and type-able is ridiculous. I distrust any book with a taxonomy. People are holistic, not types. The advantage of Gardner over most [...]

    12. A systematic way of looking at the task of changing one's POV. You may be working as a professional or you may be a leader in some business corporation or leading a nation,this book is definitely going to help in any small or big argument you find yourself in.The author has given a good framework to use when we want to change peoples' viewpoint.What I loved about the book is the systematic way of approaching the complex phenomena of change in people's perception about the incidents.The book has [...]

    13. I found example stories from this book to be interesting and poignant, maybe even good-to-know trivia, but a lot of the book's content is repetitive and you have the feeling that nothing crucial or innovative is being said or pointed out as you read on. I definitely wouldn't recommend this book to anyone involved with psychology or psychiatry since it's written in plain language readable for a wide population. As a brief introduction to the subject of "changing minds" this book is justified, but [...]

    14. I'm actually reading this for a class, and I gotta say, it's a really fascinating read. Gardner prefers a mix of cognitive/ behavioral psychology, with an emphasis on the cognitive side. He's got some pretty interesting ideas -- I like his breakdown of multiple types of intelligences -- and he uses both current science and anecdotal examples to illustrate his arguments. Unfortunately, for the class I kind of have to jump around in my reading and I have two other class-required books I'm reading [...]

    15. The contents of the mind -- The forms of the mind -- The power of early theories -- Leading a diverse population -- Leading an institution : how to deal with a uniform population -- Changing minds indirectly - through scientific discoveries, scholarly breakthroughs, and artistic creations -- Mind changing in a formal setting -- Mind changing up close -- Changing ones own mind -- Epilogue : the future of mind changing.

    16. Howard Gardner is the cognitive psychologist who developed the theory of 8 types of intelligence (now 9 types) in the late 80's. This book, "Changing Minds", is an excellent expansion on this theory, illustrating through the lens of cognitive psychology how we change our own minds and others. The information in this book can be applied to many aspects of life-- I will certainly adapt my teaching and professional development strategies in new ways.

    17. If you're going to read this book, read the Epilogue and the Appendix and jump around to whichever chapter sounds interesting. Definitely was not a linear read for me—I found it more useful to skim. I'm not sure how much was this book or how much was outside factors, but I literally could not keep concentrated on this book for long periods of time.

    18. A little repetitive and less academic than I would have liked, it seemed like he was trying to be Malcolm Gladwell with this one, but despite all the anecdotal non-sense, it was full of great insight that were very interesting to think about. Howard Gardner is the rare guy that will definately still be discussed 100 years from now.

    19. - i like gardener, so enjoyed the book- good info for those of us out there who favor cognition/thoughts/mind as a dominant player (cognitive-minded; cognitive-oriented/orientation; CBT; Self-Leadership)

    20. This is the last book recommended by Oprah that I will read.written for the "very" average pop consumer. Everything you need to know from this book can be learned in the first 30 pages, which are not bad, but the rest.

    21. Unfortunately I cant say this book changed my mind but I certainly found it an interesting read. Reading this book helped me to crystalise some of my own ideas in this space more clearly and sets out a fairly persuasive argument. Would recommend.

    22. Analysis of how people change their minds about something important and techniques available to change someone's mind. Hugely practical and well written by a great psychologist.

    23. I want to read "Changing minds: The Art and Science of Changing our own and Other people's minds (Leading for the Common Good" because sometimes peoples minds just need to be changed.

    24. So far interesting yet quite dry sort of writing and conceptualizing at the same time the topic is complex and cannot be superficially developed

    25. Interesting, but not a mind changer or wowzer at all. But it was for purposes of school that I read it. Required reading doesn't always make for great reading!

    26. Intriguing ideas from Gardner. I am looking forward to reading more about his theory of multiple intelligences.

    27. And interesting read regarding the process our minds will follow to change you just have to be used to Gardner's narrative style.

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