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Psychological Foundations of Success: A Harvard-Trained Scientist Separates the Science of Success from Self-Help Snake Oil Paperback – January 1, 2003
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"This science-based guide to a flourishing life sifts sense from nonsense, make-believe panaceas from genuine change strategies
" -- Dr. David Myers, author of Intuition: Its Powers and Perils
"Years of research and brilliant insights blended together in an easy read that inspires precisely because it is so instructive" -- Bruce Tulgan, author of Winning the Talent Wars and Managing Generation X
About the Author
Stephen J. Kraus is an author, speaker, and success scientist. In his writings and speeches, he teaches the science of success, synthesizes decades of research on personal achievement, and explores the "greatest hits" of psychologys most fascinating research. At the same time, he de-bunks self-help snake oil and unmasks self-improvement urban legends. This unique combination a rigorous scientist who also empowers people with psychological tools for success has even led some to call him a combination of Tony Robbins and Mr. Spock.
Steve is author of Psychological Foundations of Success: A Harvard-Trained Scientist Separates the Science of Success from Self-Help Snake Oil. His articles have appeared in BrandWeek, AdWeek, the San Francisco Chronicle, Contemporary Psychology and a variety of scientific psychology journals. His article on the relationship between attitudes and behavior is one of the most widely referenced works on the topic in the psychological literature, and is cited in major textbooks. He has been interviewed on CNN/fn, Fox News Channel, and dozens of radio stations. He has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Daily News, Parents magazine, and other national publications.
He is Founder and President of Next Level Sciences Inc., a peak performance consultancy that helps individuals and organizations take their performance to the next level with innovative, science-based tools for success. He has consulted for many Fortune 500 corporations, using his insights into human behavior to help companies grow their businesses, build better relationships with customers, and ensure peak performance among their employees. He has also aided the U. S. armed forces in their efforts to improve the recruiting, retention and performance of Americas military personnel.
Steve is a featured speaker at conferences across the country, where he discusses his insights into human behavior and their implications for fields as diverse as technology, financial services, retail sales, packaged goods, and human resources. He has also spoken at numerous scientific conferences, including those held by the American Psychological Association and the Society of Consumer Psychology.
Steve received his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University at age 25, and twice won Harvard's award for excellence in teaching. Steve taught psychology at the University of Florida, where he was a campus favorite thanks to his teaching style of busting popular myths, illustrating psychological principles with vivid demonstrations, and translating scientific research findings into practical learning.
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Many names - Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, ...
NLP, Psycho-Cybernetics, ...
And of course a lot of classical works starting with
Napolen Hill's "Think and Grow Rich".
Suppose you are well familiar with all that.
Then you open this book by Dr. Kraus - and "Wow !!".
First, he has really researched the subject thoroughly.
The bibliography at the end of the book is quite impressive.
You can get a feeling of how much time, effort (and money)
scientists all over the world have spent over the last 100
years researching this subject.
Second, Dr.Kraus did much more than just a review.
He has actually put all data in the practical format of what are
the main topics of success, and inside each topic - what are
the different approaches, what works and what doesn't.
This book is quite an achievement. I think it is a "must read"
type of a book. It is very practical. If you google the author -
you will find many of his articles, as well as his audio CD
programs, one of which follows the book pretty closely.
You may consider buying it as well.
This book, this work is absolutely unique.
I highly recommend it.