The Psychology of Control and Influence

Do you feel in control of your life?

We all need a sense of control in life, particularly in relation to other people.

Some strategies for establishing control are highly energy consuming but produce poor results while others are more efficient and effective.

What is the difference between 'being controlling' and being persuasive? How do we best influence those around us and balance assertiveness and empathy?

What is your approach?

Nic Malcomson will lead an interactive session with practical exercises.
Nic is a Positive Psychologist (MSc Applied Positive Psychology) with a long-term interest in relationships and the boundary between self and others.

Pricing: in order to encourage quality speakers who invest time and energy in delivering excellent sessions we would like all pub psychologists to pay £5 a session (preferably via Meetup). If you are unable to afford this we have volunteering opportunities that we would be happy to discuss with you, so please be in touch.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.

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  • DeanB

    Sorry, can't attend this as I'll be at a conference in the US, being influential...

    2 · June 16, 2014

  • Nash P.

    Good to have you back Simon :)

    May 16, 2014

  • Simon

    For work, I believe that the Brian Clough method is best.

    If someone disagrees with a decision I make, I bring them in to my office and allow them to present their perspective, whilst actively listening end encouraging the debate.

    Then, after about ten or so minutes we agree that I was right, they apologise for wasting my time and f off and get it done


    Have to be bangers and mash still Tuesday, I don’t trust this Turing machine

    1 · May 16, 2014

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