3 Psychological Theories To Help You Communicate Better With Anyone

Research shows that it is not the size – the sheer number of contacts maintained by a person – that counts. Rather, it’s the diversity of connections – the number of different types of people, units, expertise, technologies and viewpoints – that people can access through their networks. Weak ties help here because they “form bridges to worlds we do not walk within,” whereas strong ties are most likely people in worlds we already know. Hanlon’s Razor Hanlon’s Razor is an adage that goes like this: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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Nursing home workers could better communicate with family over ‘gray area’ decisions during late-stage dementia, study suggests

Antibiotics for conditions such as pneumonia sometimes are seen as prolonging life at a time when a peaceful death would be preferred, Klein found. However, they also are seen as a means of providing comfort to an individual who might be in pain from a urinary tract infection or similar condition. The choice can lead to severe distress for the family. The decision about antibiotics is torturing me, one person told Klein. Nursing home and assisted living professionals might ease this distress by providing clearer information about the late stages of dementia, Klein’s findings suggested.
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Which Culture Do You Communicate Like?

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Far from it. But if you do any work with people and companies in other countries, it’s good to understand what negotiation — and manners — look like somewhere else. Furthermore, even if you tend to do business solely with people who all grew up in your hometown, there are plenty of individual differences from person to person. Being familiar with different communication styles can only benefit you in your career and life.
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