Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed


Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World A leading psychologist examines how our popularity affects our success our relationships and our happiness and why we don t always want to be the most popularNo matter how old you are there s a good chance that the word popular immediately transports you back to your teenage years Most of us can easily recall the adolescent social cliues the high school pecking order and which of our peers stood out as the most or the least popular teens we knew Even as adults we all still remember exactly where we stood in the high school social hierarchy and the powerful emotions associated with our status persist decades later This may be for good reason Popular examines why popularity plays such a key role in our development and ultimately how it still influences our happiness and success today In many ways some even beyond our conscious awareness those old dynamics of our youth continue to play out in every business meeting every social gathering our personal relationships and even how we raise our children Our popularity even affects our DNA our health and our mortality in fascinating ways we never previously realized More than childhood intelligence family background or prior psychological issues research indicates that it s how popular we were in our early years that predicts how successful and how happy we grow up to beBut it s not always the conventionally popular people who fare the best for the simple reason that there isthan one type of popularity and many of us still long for the wrong one As children we strive to be likable which can offer real benefits not only on the playground but throughout our lives In adolescence though a new form of popularity emerges and we suddenly begin to care about status power influence and notoriety research indicates that this type of popularity hurts usthan we realizeRealistically we can t ignore our natural human social impulses to be included and well regarded by others but we can learn how to manage those impulses in beneficial and gratifying ways Popular relies on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to help us make the wisest choices for ourselves and for our children so we may all pursuemeaningful satisfying and rewarding relationships

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  • Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World
  • Mitch Prinstein
  • English
  • 21 July 2016
  • B071RNGF2B

About the Author: Mitch Prinstein

En tant u’auteur connu certains de ses livres fascinent les lecteurs comme dans le livre Popular The Power of Likability in a Status Obsessed World ui est l’un des lecteurs les plus recherchés Mitch Prinstein auteurs dans le monde


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