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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 206) - Elliot Aronson

“Most people are more deeply influenced by one clear, vivid, personal example than by an abundance of statistical data.”

— Elliot Aronson

Quotes For Public Speakers

Mistakes Were Made (but not by me), by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

I don’t have a background in psychology, but I taught critical thinking when I was young, I’ve done a lot of reading about reasoning and especially how and why people go astray in their reasoning, and I’ve had a lifelong commitment to truth and rationality. 3,252 more words


Customers that suffered to get your product value it more than those that didn't

I am (finally) reading the book Mistakes were made (but not by me) by Carol Travis and Elliot Aronson (affiliate link), which explores why people find it hard to accept responsibility for mistakes. 331 more words

Marketing In Everyday Life

Magic (n.)

There are few things I love more than learning about the history of Cowell College. Tonight was no exception.

This week, we were graced by the presence of some members of the Lifelong Learners program, some of whom were around during the early years of the university. 237 more words

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Words Build Stuff Between Us

Words destroy stuff we’ve built

We all know this, don’t we? It’s perfectly obvious.

If words were money (words are definitely not money), we would be aware of our spending to inform or persuade or entertain. 496 more words


Humans of New York: Disidentification

First, an excerpt from my Statement of Purpose for UC Davis’s Teaching Credential / MA Program:

I am drawn to the diversity, race, and equity research opportunities at UC Davis, with a particular interest in stereotype threat and disidentification.

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Blessed (adj.)

The opportunities I am continually blessed with this never cease to astound me.

This evening, I attended a high tea and lecture with some inspiring company: Thomas & Ann Pettigrew, Elliot & Vera Aronson (with Desilu, of course), Lee Ross, Byron Bland, Jonathan & Jennifer Ellis, Ella, Nancy(?), Bob, and Faye. 832 more words

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