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Communication Skills

Judgment: What Don’t We Understand?

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CJ Liu interviews Dr. Terri Apter, a professor from Cambridge University, on her newest book “Passing Judgment”. What don’t we understand about judgment ? Why is it something that we all do, all the time? How can we become more conscious of our personal biases and how they can contort our judgments? We talk about the current gun violence and the social psychology and neuroscience that explain the break downs to having a productive solutions-oriented conversation. How do we have to be careful with blame in the #MeToo conversation? What are the ways that these conversations can have a negative impact on our relationships with men? Why do women apologize more than men? Why can gossip be a positive thing? What is the ideal ratio of praise to blame if you want to have a strong marriage?

Judgment: MP3 Interview with Dr. Terri Apter

Judgment: YouTube Interview with Dr. Terri Apter

About Dr. Terri Apter

Terri Apter, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer and former Senior Tutor at Newnham College, Cambridge. Her books on family dynamics, identity and relationships received international acclaim.

“Altered Loves: mothers and daughters during adolescence” was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; “The Confident Child” won the International Educator’s Prize awarded by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society; “Secret Paths: women in the new midlife” was serialised in the Times and was listed by The New York Times among the noteworthy books of the year; “The Myth of Maturity”, which describes the difficult and long transition from adolescence to adulthood, was the topic of editorials, op-ed pieces (including the first page of the review section in the Observer), and formed the basis of a conference organised at the University of Cambridge by the University Counselling Service. She has presented her research on children’s and teenagers’ motivation to the Sutton Trust and HM Treasury.