ADR Lunchtime Program: How Do You Make Decisions?

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: How Do You Make Decisions?

May 14, 2015

“How Do You Make Decisions?”

The study of NeuroEconomics is an emerging, interdisciplinary field that works to explain how humans make decisions.  People in conflict may respond by working towards resolution, avoiding conflict, or becoming entrenched in their positions.  The Speaker will discuss how the brain decides which way to respond and will offer language and tools to use in conflict resolution.  Participants will learn new communication skills to promote flexible and respectful thinking.  Topics include: Thinking Fast and Slow, Flexible and Inflexible Thinking, the Role of Cognitive Bias, as well as common obstacles to understanding another’s point of view. 

Speaker:  Mary Atwater

Psy.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Family Mediator, Child Access Mediator

Member: Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME), Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals

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