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Nicholas Epley shares his groundbreaking research on why we so routinely misunderstand what's going on in the minds of others, from our coworkers, customers and competitors, to even our family members and friends.
You are a mind reader, born with an extraordinary ability to understand what others think, feel, believe, want and know. It’s a sixth sense you use each day in every professional and personal relationship—but how well do you really know what your coworkers, employees, competitors or customers want or are thinking? How good are you at knowing the minds of others? How well can you guess what others think of you, your business or your product? In this illuminating exploration of one of the great mysteries of the human mind, University of Chicago award-winning psychologist Nicholas Epley introduces audiences to what scientists have learned about our ability to understand the most complicated puzzle on the planet—other people—and the surprising mistakes we often make. Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel and want what we do, when in fact they do not? In his presentation modeled after his new book, Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want (February 2014), Epley will not turn other people into open books, but will give you the wisdom to revolutionize how you think about them—and yourself. He is the John T. Keller Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and was named a “Professor to Watch” by The Financial Times and Poets & Quants named him as one of the “Top 40 Most Outstanding Business School Professors Under 40 In The World.” His research has appeared in more than two dozen journals, including The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Psychological Science, Psychological Review and The Journal of Experimental Social Psychology,and has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Wired and NPR, among many others. Epley was awarded the 2008 Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the 2011 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution from the American Psychological Association.
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