social anxiety

Dealing With People Who Cut The Line

I read this article on what to do when someone cuts ahead in line. Although it’s becoming increasingly rare, “speaking up” remains the most effective option for combating this sort of behavior.

Increase Your Interpersonal and Social Intelligence

Perhaps the most pivotal concept in Social Psychology is the Fundamental Attribution Error. Understanding this concept can disabuse you of one of the most prevalent cognitive biases in social interaction. The Fundamental Attribution Error explains how we fall short when analyzing the behaviors of those around us. Fundamental Attribution Error: We attribute the behaviors of …

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How to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety

The following is an excerpt from my book. Have you ever worried that a minor public gaffe would forever ruin your reputation? The following should be very comforting: In 2000, Social Psychologists Thomas Gilovich, Kenneth Savitsky, Victoria Husted Medvec coined a term to explain this sentiment: The Spotlight Effect. Spotlight Effect: We assume that our appearances …

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