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Samuel H. Barondes, M.D., is a psychiatrists with formal training in molecular biology. He is the Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Professor and Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. A member of the Institute of Medicine of the National mostrar mais Academy of Sciences, he also serves as President of the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience and recently chaired the Workgroup on Genetics of the National Institute of Mental Health. mostrar menos

Obras de Samuel H. Barondes

Associated Works

This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (2012) — Contribuinte — 809 cópias, 17 resenhas
What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (1914) — Contribuinte — 633 cópias, 8 resenhas
The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty-first Century (2002) — Contribuinte — 387 cópias, 9 resenhas


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Brooklyn, New York, USA
National Institutes of Health
University of California, San Francisco
Lifeboat Foundation
Institute of Medicine
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Pequena biografia
Samuel Barondes was born in Brooklyn and educated at Columbia, Harvard, and the National Institutes of Health. He joined the University of California in 1970 and is now Jeanne and Sanford Robertson Professor and Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Psychiatry at its San Francisco campus (UCSF) where he works to bring together modern biology and psychiatry. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. [retrieved from 5/25/13]



This was a great book BUT IT ENDED HALF WAY THROUGH!!!!!! The rest of the book is footnotes! WTF When you advertise a book that is 240 pages DON'T INCLUDE FOOTNOTE PAGES!!

That is all.
Drunken-Otter | outras 4 resenhas | Aug 20, 2021 |
What’s the best way to critically assess others’ personalities? First impressions matter. Demonstrated behaviors matter and often affect us directly. Family history and formative experiences certainly matter. Making Sense of People provides a practical, manageable framework for putting all available data points together. One key benefit of the approach is that it counterbalances any the emotional lenses we might bring based on our own tendencies or previous experiences with a person. For someone looking to improve how they size up others, or to develop emotional intelligence in general, this book is an excellent starting point.… (mais)
jpsnow | outras 4 resenhas | Apr 2, 2019 |
I read the first chapter of this book and then skimmed through the remainder. The most valuable parts were a background on Oprah’s childhood including her life struggles and a list of Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues. I found the writing style lacked readability. It was easy to read but I was unable to engage with the content.
lovestobegreen | outras 4 resenhas | Feb 21, 2017 |
This book may be light-weight, a bit of pop psych, but it is useful. It gives me a framework for understanding myself and others in ways that matter. You can read it front-to-back, or better, use the helpful index to find your own way through.
Barondes gives us a much broader view of personality than many books designed for the average reader, a more interesting and useful view. He describes four ways to view personality: traits, patterns of behavior, values, and life story. These together give a more complete picture than a more simplified approach would.
For personality traits, he uses the Big-5 profile, which psychologists and psychiatrists now prefer over the Myers-Briggs or other methods.
For patterns of behavior, Barondes lists what he calls the Top-10 patterns from the DSM-4.
Values and morality he divides into culture-based ones and those found in a majority of world cultures.
Life stories provide us with a sense of identity.
I think most of us are interested in how people are alike and different. This book doesn't "decode" personality as its subtitle promises, but does give some help in how to talk about this complex topic.
… (mais)
mykl-s | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 17, 2012 |

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