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Title:
If I understood you, would I have this look on my face? : my adventures in the art and science of relating and communicating / Alan Alda.
ISBN:
9780812989144
Physical Description:
xviii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents:
Relating : it's the cake -- Theater games with engineers -- The heart and head of communication -- The mirror exercise -- Observation games -- Making it clear and vivid -- Reading minds : Helen Riess and Matt Lerner -- Teams -- Total listening starts with where they are -- Listening, from the boardroom to the bedroom -- Training doctors to have more empathy -- My life as a lab rat -- Working alone on building empathy -- Dark empathy -- Reading the mind of the reader -- Teaching and the flame challenge -- Emotion makes it memorable -- Story and the brain -- Commonality -- Jargon and the curse of knowledge -- The improvisation of daily life.
Abstract:
The actor and founder of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science traces his personal quest to understand how to relate and communicate better, from practicing empathy and using improv games to storytelling and developing better intuitive skills.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Random House, [2017]
General Note:
includes index.