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Why Learn to Code Behavior? Part 3 | Joanna Chango & Jim Coan

**This is the third and final post in a three-part blog: Part One, Part Two In this three part blog, we have been reviewing benefits to leaders, teams, and negotiators of learning to code emotional behavior using a standardized coding system. We’ve discussed reliability (benefit 1), meaning that communication about observed emotional behaviors becomes consistent, [...]

2018-03-26T09:07:27+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Categories: Our Thinking, We Think...|Tags: , |

Why Learn to Code Behavior? Part 2 | Joanna Chango & Jim Coan

**This is the second post in a three-part blog: Part One, Part Three In this three part blog, we address how behavior coding, a method used extensively in psychological science research, can be useful to leaders, teams, and negotiators. In our first post, we discussed reliability—the first benefit that leaders, teams, and negotiators who learn [...]

2018-03-26T09:25:54+00:00 March 17th, 2015|Categories: Our Thinking, We Think...|Tags: , |

Why Learn to Code Behavior? Part 1 | Joanna Chango & Jim Coan

**This is the first post in a three-part blog: Part Two, Part Three Consider a workplace scenario. You have a coworker, Robert, who raises his voice and bangs his hand on the table every time he is upset about something during a team meeting. His behavior consistently causes you to startle and feel uncomfortable. How [...]

2018-03-26T08:55:19+00:00 March 2nd, 2015|Categories: Our Thinking, We Think...|Tags: , |

Left, Right, Up, Down, Forward, Backward: Which Type Are You? | Jim Coan

Reliable generalizations about human behavior are hard to come by, and much sought after. We want to understand ourselves as much as anyone else, and the notion of broad, easy-to-understand categories of personality promise to simplify things. Categories – personality types – suggest that understanding our motives, biases, and behaviors, can be less messy and [...]

2018-03-26T08:14:58+00:00 November 8th, 2013|Categories: Our Thinking, We Think...|Tags: |

Want to Supercharge Your Team’s IQ? | Jim Coan

I study human relationships from the perspective of Social Neuroscience. For the past twenty years, I've watched people navigate their sometimes quite troubled social environments, looking for clues about what makes some relationships successful while others flounder toward conflict. This has led me to a deep understanding of how people behave with one another when [...]

2018-03-21T07:25:37+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Categories: We Think...|Tags: |