How do people learn? LO LO10018 ("")
Tue, 17 Sep 1996 09:48:30 +0000

Replying to LO10005 --

Jeff Brooks wrote -

> As a psychologist, I feel compelled to take issue with your
> characterization of "shrinks", and I have a question for you.
> First, as I began posting to the LO board, I wondered how people in the
> business world viewed psychologists and mental health practitioners in
> general. I get some of the flavor of your views from your use of the work
> "shrink", but I'd like you to articulate your conception further, if you
> wouldn't mind. As I am thinking about shifting into the business world
> (perhaps going to school for an MBA), I would very much appreciate a sense
> of the preconceptions I would run into. (If anyone else would like to
> respond, too, I'd welcome it.)

I should have been more specific. By shrink, I meant psychiatrists in this
case and as related by George, they concentrated on why. I am aware of
some fine work by psychologists. My use of the word shrink was out of
place and it was not meant in a demeaning way although I must admit that I
have been unimpressed by the results achieved by psychiatrists. I am
unable to provide you a sense of preconceptions by business in general. I
am aware that the AA approach to substance abuse is far more effective
than that of medical community.

Regards, Joan
Joan Pomo The Finest Tools for Managing People
Simonton Associates Based on the book "How to Unleash the Power of People"


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