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Author Sternberg, Robert J.

Title Psychology 101 1/2 : the unspoken rules for success in academia / Robert J. Sternberg
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC ; London : American Psychological Association, [2004]


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Description xiii, 241 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Lesson 1. Don't Believe Things Just Because Other People Do -- Lesson 2. Reinvent Yourself on a Periodic Basis -- Lesson 3. Go Your Own Way and the Rewards Will Follow -- Lesson 4. Decide What Is Important to You, and Then Be True to It -- Lesson 5. Find Your Mission and Define Success in Terms of Realizing It -- Lesson 6. Be Proactive, Not Reactive -- Lesson 7. Never Get Stuck on Seeing a Problem in Just One Way -- Lesson 8. Realize That You Will Not Succeed in Your Relations With Everyone -- Lesson 9. Realize the Importance of Delaying Gratification -- Lesson 10. Surmount Obstacles Flexibly -- Lesson 11. Nip Problems in the Bud -- Lesson 12. Don't Take Things Personally -- Lesson 13. Turn Defeats Into Opportunities -- Lesson 14. Get It in Writing -- Lesson 15. Don't Cover Up -- Lesson 16. Actively Seek Out Guidance and Feedback -- Lesson 17. Avoid Defensiveness -- Lesson 18. Do What You Believe Is Right -- Lesson 19. Make Friends in the Field -- Lesson 20. Be True to Yourself and Let Others Be True to Themselves -- Lesson 21. Create Opportunities and Take Advantage of Them When They Arise -- Lesson 22. Remember That You Can Go Very Far on Reflective Hard Work -- Lesson 23. Balance Long-Term With Short-Term Goals -- Lesson 24. When You Make a Professional Commitment, Honor It if at All Possible -- Lesson 25. Be Not a Saint, a Sinner, or a Sucker -- Lesson 26. Spread Yourself Neither Too Thin nor Too Thick -- Lesson 27. Specialize, But Not to the Point of Losing the Forest for the Trees -- Lesson 28. If You Do It Well, You'll Most Likely Do It Again -- Lesson 29. Believe in Yourself and Yours -- Lesson 30. Remember That There Is Always Room To Grow -- Lesson 31. Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously -- Lesson 32. Learn When It Is Time To Make Gracious Exits -- Lesson 33. Realize That Knowledge Is a Double-Edged Sword -- Lesson 34. Give Students and Colleagues Direction but Allow Them the Freedom To Find Themselves -- Lesson 35. It Is More Important, Ultimately, To Be Wise Than Just To Be Smart -- Lesson 36. Avoid the Five Major Pitfalls of the Foolish -- Lesson 37. When You Make Mistakes, Admit Them, Learn From Them, and Move On -- Lesson 38. Don't Try To Please Everyone -- Lesson 39. Don't Sell Out -- Lesson 40. Don't Bad-Mouth People Behind Their Backs -- Lesson 41. Be Generous With Your Time but Don't Let Others Rob You of It -- Lesson 42. Be Open and Be Straight -- Lesson 43. Practice What You Preach -- Lesson 44. Think Before You Speak -- Lesson 45. Realize That Networking Matters - Up to a Point -- Lesson 46. Distinguish Between More and Less Important Battles -- Lesson 47. Accept Losses Graciously -- Lesson 48. Realize That the World Is Not Fair -- Lesson 49. Don't Hold Grudges -- Lesson 50. Stay Away From Exploiters and Parasites -- Lesson 51. Luck Seems To Come in Streaks - Both Bad and Good -- Lesson 52. Realize That Even if the Tower Is "Ivory," It Is Not "White" -- Lesson 53. Help Each Person Find His or Her Own Niche -- Lesson 54. Remember That Institutional Cultures Are Slow To Change -- Lesson 55. Give What You Hope To Get -- Lesson 56. Understand the Benefits and Limits of Loyalty -- Lesson 57. Pick Important Problems on Which To Work -- Lesson 58. Create Your Own Style of Work To Distinguish Yourself From the Rest -- Lesson 59. Be Guided by Problems, Not Methods or Fields -- Lesson 60. Be Patient About Making a Difference -- Lesson 61. When You Can't Start but Have To, Start Small -- Lesson 62. Don't Procrastinate -- Lesson 63. Maintain Your Good Reputation -- Lesson 64. What May Seem Like a Crushing Blow Now May Later Seem Like a Little Tap -- Lesson 65. Most Things Take Longer Than You Think They Will -- Lesson 66. Remember That Acceptance Is Not Necessarily Good, Rejection Not Necessarily Bad -- Lesson 67. Don't Accept Someone's Views Just Because He or She Is Supposed To Be an Authority -- Lesson 68. Communicate Clearly -- Lesson 69. Be a Little Ahead of Others, but Not Too Little or Too Much -- Lesson 70. Seek the Action in the Interactions -- Lesson 71. Seek Syntheses of Ideas That on the Surface Seem Incompatible -- Lesson 72. Use Converging Operations -- Lesson 73. Be Programmatic in Your Work -- Lesson 74. Capitalize on Strengths; Correct or Compensate for Weaknesses -- Lesson 75. Concentrate on Comparing Yourself With Yourself Rather Than With Others -- Lesson 76. Let Others Do Your Bragging for You -- Lesson 77. Look for Collaborators With Whom the Whole Is More Than the Sum of the Parts -- Lesson 78. Be Ethical All the Way -- Lesson 79. Realize That Bad Times Come to an End -- Lesson 80. Fuse Teaching, Research, and Service -- Lesson 81. Know What Is Expected of You -- Lesson 82. Know the Rules, Regulations, Both Formal and Informal, That Affect You -- Lesson 83. Be Respectful and Pleasant Toward Others as Much as Possible but Don't Use Ingratiation -- Lesson 84. Learn to Tolerate Ambiguity -- Lesson 85. Don't Shoot Your Mouth Off -- Lesson 86. Know When to Move On in Your Work and When Not To -- Lesson 87. Control Self-Pity -- Lesson 88. Love It or Leave It -- Lesson 89. Check Your Work -- Lesson 90. Ask Colleagues for Informal Comments on Your Work -- Lesson 91. Ask About the Best and Worst Possible Outcomes Before You Even Begin -- Lesson 92. Realize That Sometimes the Reason We End Up Doing Things Is Not the Reason We Started Doing Them -- Lesson 93. Redefine Yourself as Often as You Need To -- Lesson 94. Do Not Assume That Good Ideas Sell Themselves: Sell Them -- Lesson 95. Strive for Impact -- Lesson 96. Seek To Be Remembered for Your Positive, Not Negative Contributions -- Lesson 97. Invent Your Own "Game" -- Lesson 98. Realize That in the Short Run, the Payoffs Often Are for Ideas and Work That Do Not Threaten Anyone, but in the Long Run, the Payoffs Often Are for Ideas and Work That Do -- Lesson 99. To Persuade Is as Important as To Inform -- Lesson 100. Deal With the Impossible Problem of Assassins -- Lesson 101. Do Not Put Off Your Personal Happiness Forever: Enjoy Your Life -- Lesson 101 1/2. Don't Just Read It, Do It
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-226) and index
Subject Psychology -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Psychology -- Study and teaching (Graduate)
LC no. 2003002006
ISBN 1591470293 paperback alkaline paper
Other Titles Psychology one hundred one and a half
Psychology one hundred and one and a half