Snap Judgments

Snap Judgments. We all make them … and how they can lead us astray! This obvious point is made in a blog posted on March 2, 2015 on the Harvard Program on Negotiation’s blog website ( entitled "How Snap Judgments Can Lead Negotiators Astray In Negotiation Conversations" ). The unidentified authors [Read More]

By |April 3rd, 2015|Research|

Duologue: Inattentive Conversing

In their book, The Invisible Gorilla, (Harmony 2010) Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris discuss the notion of Inattentional Blindness or how when we are looking at a scene, we may become so focused on one particular aspect of what we are viewing that we miss the other objects or stimuli [Read More]

By |September 12th, 2014|Research|

Seeing Is Better than Hearing (or Listening!)

Last week, I posted a blog about the difference between "hearing" and "listening" and how the latter is intimately connected to "active listening".Well, it appears that while hearing and listening helps in everyday life, our senses of seeing and touching are more important! A new study reveals that our brain [Read More]

By |March 28th, 2014|Research|

It Helps to Listen!

It Helps to Listen!A few weeks ago, a colleague Esther C. Bleuel posted an article about hearing and listening, noting that the only thing these two concepts have in common is our two ears. As we know, "hearing" is not the same as "listening." To quote Ms. Bleuel, "...the purpose [Read More]

By |March 21st, 2014|Actual Mediations|