The Confidence Gap

Rooted in revolutionary therapy techniques, The Confidence Gap provides a practical roadmap for confronting the fears and doubts that keep holding you back Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence.

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834827662

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Too many of us miss out on opportunities in life because we lack self-confidence. Whether it's public speaking, taking on a leadership role, or asking someone for a date, there are situations in which we just don't feel equipped to handle the challenges we face. Russ Harris offers a surprising solution to low self-confidence, shyness, and insecurity: Rather than trying to "get over" our fears, he says, the secret is to form a new and wiser relationship with them. Paradoxically, it's only when we stop struggling against our fearfulness that we begin to find lasting freedom from it. Drawing on the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a cutting-edge form of cognitive-behavioral therapy, The Confidence Gap explains how to: • Free yourself from common misconceptions about what confidence is and how to build it • Transform your relationship with fear and anxiety • Clarify your core values and use them as your inspiration and motivation • Use mindfulness to effectively handle negative thoughts and feelings.


Schoolgirls

Uncovering the adolescent roots of issues that remain important to American women throughout their lives, this groundbreaking book challenges us to change the way we raise and educate girls.

Author: Peggy Orenstein

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307833119

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 934

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR When Peggy Orenstein's now-classic examination of young girls and self-esteem was first published, it set off a groundswell that continues to this day. Inspired by an American Association of University Women survey that showed a steep decline in confidence as girls reach adolescence, Orenstein set out to explore the obstacles girls face--in school, in the hoime, and in our culture. For this intimate, girls' eye view of the world, Orenstein spent months observing and interviewing eighth-graders from two ethnically disparate communities, seeking to discover what was causing girls to fall into traditional patterns of self-censorship and self-doubt. By taking us into the lives of real young women who are struggling with eating disorders, sexual harrassment, and declining academic achievement, Orenstein brings the disturbing statistics to life with the skill and flair of an experienced journalist. Uncovering the adolescent roots of issues that remain important to American women throughout their lives, this groundbreaking book challenges us to change the way we raise and educate girls.

The Confidence Kit

CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 7 Imposter Syndrome & the Confidence Gap between
Men and Women IT WOULD SEEM that something was missing if I wrote a book
about confidence in the twenty-first century and skipped over the topic that you'll ...

Author: Caroline Foran

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473677181

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 926

Consider this your ultimate guide to confidence. From the Number One bestselling author of Owning It: Your Bullsh*t Free Guide To Living With Anxiety, comes The Confidence Kit, a refreshing take on something that's common to us all - fear. When journalist and author Caroline Foran published Owning It, her bullsh*t-free account of living with anxiety, it became a phenomenal Number One bestseller. Here, in The Confidence Kit, she returns with her unique, down-to-earth style, sharing her essential toolkit for improved self-confidence. Her goal? To take our inner fears and anxieties and turn them into the building blocks of confidence. From understanding the fear of failure and knowing when and how to step outside your comfort zone to tools such as 'fear hacking' and the art of decision-making, The Confidence Kit is jam-packed with practical advice, expert input, along with the author's signature sense of humour. Consider it your ultimate guide to confidence. 'The goal of this book isn't to teach you how to become completely fearless. It's about how you can employ techniques to build your confidence, to own your fears and anxieties -- to bring you one step closer to achieving what you want in life' Caroline Foran

The Confident Teacher

Is it here, in the busy classroom full of students teeming with self-doubt and
fragile confidence, when the female ... It proves a vicious circle: a lack of female
role models to inspire confidence for our female students sees the 'confidence
gap' ...

Author: Alex Quigley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317237692

Category: Education

Page: 292

View: 741

The Confident Teacher offers a practical, step-by-step guide to developing the habits, characteristics and pedagogy that will enable you to do the best job possible. It unveils the tacit knowledge of great teachers and combines it with respected research and popular psychology. Covering topics such as organisation, using your body language effectively, combatting stress, managing student behaviour, questioning and feedback, and developing confident students, it shows how you can build the confidence and skill to flourish in the classroom. This book will be an essential resource for all qualified and trainee teachers wanting to reach their full potential in this challenging but rewarding profession.

The Reality Slap

And most of us don’t deal with the pain very well. This book is based on a scientifically proven mindfulness-based approach called ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (ACT).

Author: Russ Harris

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1877568759

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 305

The ‘reality slap’ takes many different forms. Sometimes it is so violent it’s more like a punch: the death of a loved one, a serious illness, a major injury, a freak accident, a shocking crime, a disabled child, the loss of a job; bankruptcy, betrayal, fire, flood, divorce or disaster. Sometimes it’s a little gentler: envy, loneliness, resentment, failure, disappointment or rejection. But whatever form it takes, one thing’s for sure: it hurts! And most of us don’t deal with the pain very well. This book is based on a scientifically proven mindfulness-based approach called ‘Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (ACT). Within these pages, you will learn how to cope effectively when life hurts: not just how to survive, but how to thrive. Using the proven principles of ACT, you’ll discover how to:• find peace in the midst of your pain• find calm in the midst of your chaos• anchor yourself in the midst of emotional storms• increase your sense of connection with yourself and others• use your painful emotions to cultivate wisdom and compassion• find fulfilment even when you can’t get what you want• heal your wounds, and come through stronger than before.

Bridging the Gap Boost Your Confidence by Unleashing the Power of Belief

This powerful guide will provide you with everything you need to finally get rid of negative or destructive beliefs and start living the life you want.

Author: Ramon Tarruella

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781797577661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 92

View: 730

This powerful guide will provide you with everything you need to finally get rid of negative or destructive beliefs and start living the life you want. Within this guide you will discover how to to create happiness everyday of your life and also what not to do leading to stress and anxiety.Topics covered: Learn How To Identify Your Belief System.Discover How Belief Operates In Your Life.The 5 Steps To Conquering Limiting Beliefs.Measure Your Success To Boost Your Motivation.Integrating A Growth Mindset Into Your Daily Life.And Much, Much More.

Equity in Schools and Society

Chapter 18 Schoolgirls : Young Women , Self - Esteem , and the Confidence Gap
Peggy Orenstein UNBALANCED EQUATIONS : GIRLS , MATH , AND THE
CONFIDENCE GAP Although the skewed equations of voice and silence are not
the ...

Author: Judy M. Iseke-Barnes

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551301679

Category: Education

Page: 404

View: 340

This book examines equity issues in school and society, drawing on history, sociology, literature, cultural expressions, films, and theory. The main objectives of the text are: to increase critical awareness of issues concerning equity in schools and society for students and teachers; to discuss the complexities of both school and society as institutions and search for paradigms which can highlight the dilemmas and lived experiences of teachers as they grapple with the interpretation and implementation of goals, policies and work to address students' needs; to generate greater awareness of the political economy of schools and societies; to increase understanding of hidden biases such as racism, classism and sexism in order to develop practical strategies of delaing with these forms of oppression; to enhance the acquisition of critical intellectual skills related to both comprehension and analysis of teaching and learning in a culturally diverse context; and to generate and reformulate teachers' roles in relation of the multiple demands of teaching and learning in complex environments.

Global Civil Society 2005 6

They benefited from the confidence gap that emerged between citizens and the
conventional risk management community. They pressed for the precautionary
principle to be applied to ever more policy fields, and they also became important
 ...

Author: Helmut K Anheier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412911931

Category: Political Science

Page: 487

View: 435

The Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.

Unlocking the Clubhouse

The Legacy of Math and Science The common practice of grouping computer
science with math and science, both informally and organizationally, may
exacerbate the gender gap in computing. Girls' confidence in their math and
science ...

Author: Jane Margolis

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262250802

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 140

Understanding and overcoming the gender gap in computer science education. The information technology revolution is transforming almost every aspect of society, but girls and women are largely out of the loop. Although women surf the Web in equal numbers to men and make a majority of online purchases, few are involved in the design and creation of new technology. It is mostly men whose perspectives and priorities inform the development of computing innovations and who reap the lion's share of the financial rewards. As only a small fraction of high school and college computer science students are female, the field is likely to remain a "male clubhouse," absent major changes. In Unlocking the Clubhouse, social scientist Jane Margolis and computer scientist and educator Allan Fisher examine the many influences contributing to the gender gap in computing. The book is based on interviews with more than 100 computer science students of both sexes from Carnegie Mellon University, a major center of computer science research, over a period of four years, as well as classroom observations and conversations with hundreds of college and high school faculty. The interviews capture the dynamic details of the female computing experience, from the family computer kept in a brother's bedroom to women's feelings of alienation in college computing classes. The authors investigate the familial, educational, and institutional origins of the computing gender gap. They also describe educational reforms that have made a dramatic difference at Carnegie Mellon—where the percentage of women entering the School of Computer Science rose from 7% in 1995 to 42% in 2000—and at high schools around the country.

A Nation of Small Shareholders

Joseph Alsop and Robert Kintern discussed the 1937 Recession and the 1938
Reorganization in their two-part series, “The ... I borrow the term “confidence gap”
from Lipset and Schneider, who used it in their book The Confidence Gap to ...

Author: Janice M. Traflet

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409038

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 171

Immediately after the frightening Great Crash of 1929, many Americans swore they would "never" or "never again" become involved in the stock market. Yet hordes of Americans eventually did come to embrace equity investing, to an extent actually far greater than the level of popular involvement in the market during the Roaring 1920s. A Nation of Small Shareholders explores how marketers at the New York Stock Exchange during the mid twentieth century deliberately cultivated new individual shareholders. Janice M. Traflet examines the energy with which NYSE leaders tried to expand the country’s retail investor base, particularly as the Cold War emerged and then intensified. From the early 1950s until the 1970s, Exchange executives engaged in an ambitious and sometimes controversial marketing program known as "Own Your Share of America," which aimed to broaden the country’s shareholder base. The architects of the marketing program ardently believed that widespread shareownership would strengthen "democratic capitalism" which, in turn, would serve as an effective barrier to the potential allure of communism here in the United States. Based on extensive primary source research, A Nation of Small Shareholders illustrates the missionary zeal with which Big Board leaders during the Cold War endeavored to convince factions within the Exchange as well as the outside public of the practical and ideological importance of building a true shareholder nation. In these troubled economic times, every citizen should welcome studies that shed light on U.S. financial markets. A Nation of Small Shareholders puts the role of individual investors in broader, long-term perspective.

Camera Politica

Major institutions that previously had been fairly immune to significant popular
criticism lost the confidence of the American people . In The Confidence Gap :
Business , Labor , and Government in the Public Mind , S. M. Lipset and W.

Author: Michael Ryan

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 936

--Teaching PhilosophyCamera Politica is a comprehensive study of Hollywood film during a period of tremendous change in American history, a period that witnessed the end of the American empire, crises in the economy, a failure of political leadership, loss at war, and the rise of the Right.

I Can t Believe She Did That

Making Connections: The Relational Worlds of Adolescent Girls at Emma Willard
School; Peggy Orenstein, Schoolgirls: Young Women, SelfEsteem, and the
Confidence Gap; Mary Pipher, Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of
Adolescent ...

Author: Nan Mooney

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466860979

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 763

I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DID THAT! offers a new and compelling perspective on conflict and competition among women in the workplace. Nan Mooney explores how and why some women hurt each other on the job, and what we can do to begin cleaning up the mess. Based on real stories from real women, I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DID THAT! provides a provocative social and cultural exploration of the often troubled and painful dynamics that unfold among female coworkers. The massive influx of women into the workplace in the past thirty years means a whole new category of problems has arisen. Suddenly women are working over, under and alongside other women. Their professional relationships are subject to the pressures and conflicts of organizational culture, not to mention society at large. Women on the job have grown more comfortable with ambition, competition, management and success, but that hasn't negated the value they place on communication and relationships, on being liked and being nice. Striking a balance between these two selves is a delicate undertaking and many women are uncertain how to interact in a workplace where such lines are regularly being blurred. Working together, women have fostered a breathtaking degree of positive change. But there is another side to the story. If women are to continue moving forward, the time has come to examine — honestly and unequivocally — our very human impulse to compete with, hurt and even destroy one another to get what we want. In I CAN'T BELIEVE SHE DID THAT! Nan Mooney provides vivid insights on the emotional toll competition can take on women in business and charts a path towards more productive and fulfilling relationships for professional women everywhere.

With Malice Toward All

The Media and Public Confidence in Democratic Institutions Patricia Moy,
Michael Pfau, Michael William Pfau. Chapter 1 Erosion of Confidence Over time ,
the confidence gap clearly has become pervasive in American society . ... [ I ] t is
 ...

Author: Patricia Moy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275964337

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

View: 364

Examines the role of the media in the decline of the American public's confidence in democratic institutions.

Representing Youth

a gathering of cultural practices that refuse systematic closure, insisting on the
renewal of readings over and over again. Although my own research ...
Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem, and the Confidence Gap. New York:
Doubleday.

Author: Amy L. Best

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814709176

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

View: 797

From youth culture to adolescent sexuality to the consumer purchasing power of children en masse, studies are flourishing. Yet doing research on this unquestionably more vulnerable—whether five or fifteen—population also poses a unique set of challenges and dilemmas for researchers. How should a six-year-old be approached for an interview? What questions and topics are appropriate for twelve year olds? Do parents need to give their approval for all studies? In Representing Youth, Amy L. Best has assembled an important group of essays from some of today’s top scholars on the subject of youth that address these concerns head on, providing scholars with thoughtful and often practical answers to their many methodological concerns. These original essays range from how to conduct research on youth in ways that can be empowering for them, to issues of writing and representation, to respecting boundaries and to dealing with issues of risk and responsibility to those interviewed. For anyone doing research or working with children and young adults, Representing Youth offers an indispensable guide to many of the unique dilemmas that research with kids entails. Contributors include: Amy L. Best, Sari Knopp Biklen, Elizabeth Chin, Susan Driver, Marc Flacks, Kathryn Gold Hadley, Madeline Leonard, C.J. Pascoe, Rebecca Raby, Alyssa Richman, Jessica Taft, Michael Ungar, Yvonne Vissing, and Stephani Etheridge Woodson.

Communicating Risks to the Public

Risk Communication a Review of the Literature, Draft. July 1987. " Lipset,
Seymour M. and William Schneider. The Confidence Gap; Business, Labor, and
Government, in the Public Mind. New York, The Free Press. 1983. * Burnham,
John C.

Author: R.E Kasperson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400919522

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 482

View: 934

Risk communication: the evolution of attempts Risk communication is at once a very new and a very old field of interest. Risk analysis, as Krimsky and Plough (1988:2) point out, dates back at least to the Babylonians in 3200 BC. Cultures have traditionally utilized a host of mecha nisms for anticipating, responding to, and communicating about hazards - as in food avoidance, taboos, stigma of persons and places, myths, migration, etc. Throughout history, trade between places has necessitated labelling of containers to indicate their contents. Seals at sites of the ninth century BC Harappan civilization of South Asia record the owner and/or contents of the containers (Hadden, 1986:3). The Pure Food and Drug Act, the first labelling law with national scope in the United States, was passed in 1906. Common law covering the workplace in a number of countries has traditionally required that employers notify workers about significant dangers that they encounter on the job, an obligation formally extended to chronic hazards in the OSHA's Hazard Communication regulation of 1983 in the United States. In this sense, risk communication is probably the oldest way of risk manage ment. However, it is only until recently that risk communication has attracted the attention of regulators as an explicit alternative to the by now more common and formal approaches of standard setting, insuring etc. (Baram, 1982).

Challenging the Secret Government

Leffler, Melvyn P. A Preponderance of Power: National Security, the Truman
Administration, and the Cold War. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1992.
Lipset, Seymour Martin, and William Schneider. The Confidence Gap; Business,
Labor, ...

Author: Kathryn S. Olmsted

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786370X

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 822

Just four months after Richard Nixon's resignation, New York Times reporter Seymour Hersh unearthed a new case of government abuse of power: the CIA had launched a domestic spying program of Orwellian proportions against American dissidents during the Vietnam War. The country's best investigative journalists and members of Congress quickly mobilized to probe a scandal that seemed certain to rock the foundations of this secret government. Subsequent investigations disclosed that the CIA had plotted to kill foreign leaders and that the FBI had harassed civil rights and student groups. Some called the scandal 'son of Watergate.' Many observers predicted that the investigations would lead to far-reaching changes in the intelligence agencies. Yet, as Kathryn Olmsted shows, neither the media nor Congress pressed for reforms. For all of its post-Watergate zeal, the press hesitated to break its long tradition of deference in national security coverage. Congress, too, was unwilling to challenge the executive branch in national security matters. Reports of the demise of the executive branch were greatly exaggerated, and the result of the 'year of intelligence' was a return to the status quo. American History/Journalism

The American Prison

When government must compete with the private sector in the provision of a
public service, that competition provides a powerful ... Lipset, S. M., and
Schneider, W. The confidence gap: Business, labor, and government in the
public mind.

Author: Lynne Goodstein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468456520

Category: Psychology

Page: 312

View: 135

Despite the dire forecasts of others who had themselves edited books, we proceeded with the project of an edited volume on the American prison, although with more than a little trepidation. We had heard the horror stories of authors turning in their chapters months or years late or never at all, of publishers delaying publication dates, of volumes that read more like patchwork quilts than finely loomed cloth. As if to prove the others wrong, our experience in editing this volume has been mar velous, and we think the volume reflects this. Most likely, the success of our experience and of the volume stems from two elements: first, the professionalism and commitment of the authors themselves; and second, the fact that early in the life of this volume, most of the authors convened for a conference to critique and coordinate the chapters. This book brings together an illustrious group of criminologists and correctional scholars who wrote chapters explicitly for this volume. Co hesiveness was furthered by the charge we gave to each author to (1) present the major issues, (2) review the empirical research, and (3) dis cuss the implications of this work for present and future correctional policy. The goal of this project was to examine the major correctional issues facing prison systems. The chapters scrutinize the issues from the perspective of the system and the individual, from theory to practical and daily management problems, from legal to psychological concerns.

Stop Fear From Stopping You

In this inspirational book, Dr. Helen shows you how to harness the wisdom behind your fears and break through the barriers that block your success. • Identify the fears that stand between you and your goals • Develop tools to overcome ...

Author: Helen Odessky

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 164250243X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 230

Harness Your Fear “Join the thousands of others her words have helped and decide to take control. Start today. Start now.” —Dr. John Duffy, author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety Dr. Helen Odessky describes what she has learned in fifteen years of helping people face their fears. Learn to face your fears and attain greater opportunities in your relationships, career, and life. Value good fear. Sometimes fear can be helpful. A few years ago, Dr. Helen Odessky, licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert, speaker, and author of the best-selling motivational book Stop Anxiety from Stopping You, found herself part of a minor fender-bender on a major interstate. Looking back at her daughter, she feared that if another car hit them, her daughter's life would be in danger. A few minutes after retreating to another car in a safer location, an 18-wheeler barreled into her car and demolished it. Her fear saved both her daughter's life and her own. Fight bad fear. Stop Fear from Stopping You is about a different type of fear―the fear that is so prevalent that it often lies dormant―destroying dreams, career paths and relationships. Bad fear creates stories that cushion us from potential pain and failure―at the cost of our self-esteem, success, and personal happiness. Become fear-wise. Because fear is complex, we cannot afford to merely be fearless. Just "letting go" is not the answer. The real solution lies in learning to become fear-wise. In this inspirational book, Dr. Helen shows you how to harness the wisdom behind your fears and break through the barriers that block your success. • Identify the fears that stand between you and your goals • Develop tools to overcome your fears • Develop a value-based plan to pursue your goals • Change your relationship with fear and learn to become fear-wise If self-help books for women and men like The Confidence Gap, Daring Greatly, or Fearless inspired you, then Stop Fear from Stopping You is a must-read.

Latino Politics en Ciencia Pol tica

The Search for Latino Identity and Racial Consciousness Tony Affigne, Evelyn
Hu-DeHart, Marion Orr ... “A Second Look: The Latina/o Gap.” Journal of Women
... The Confidence Gap: Business, Labor, and Government in the Public Mind.

Author: Tony Affigne

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814763871

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 617

More than 53 million Latinos now constitute the largest, fastest-growing, and most diverse minority group in the United States, and the nation’s political future may well be shaped by Latinos’ continuing political incorporation. In the 2012 election, Latinos proved to be a critical voting bloc in both Presidential and Congressional races; this demographic will only become more important in future American elections. Using new evidence from the largest-ever scientific survey addressed exclusively to Latino/Hispanic respondents, Latino Politics en Ciencia Política explores political diversity within the Latino community, considering how intra-community differences influence political behavior and policy preferences. The editors and contributors, all noted scholars of race and politics, examine key issues of Latino politics in the contemporary United States: Latino/a identities (latinidad), transnationalism, acculturation, political community, and racial consciousness. The book contextualizes today’s research within the history of Latino political studies, from the field’s beginnings to the present, explaining how systematic analysis of Latino political behavior has over time become integral to the study of political science. Latino Politics en Ciencia Política is thus an ideal text for learning both the state of the field today, and key dimensions of Latino political attitudes. Instructor's Guide