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  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785041952
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $35.00

Chatter

The Voice In Our Head, Why It Matters – and How to Harness It




Major big idea book based on breakthrough research: the natural successor to Quiet, Thinking Fast and Slow and The Chimp Paradox

Turn your inner voice from critic to coachWe all have a voice in our head. We tune into its endless chatter to look for guidance, ideas and wisdom. Except sometimes, this voice leads us down a rabbit hole of negative self-talk and endless rumination.

These silent conversations are so powerful they can sink our mood, trip us up and even impact our health. How can we take back control? This is the question award-winning psychologist Ethan Kross set out to answer twenty years ago when he began an audacious mission - to study the conversations we have with ourselves.

In Chatter, Kross interweaves cutting-edge science with real-world case studies to explain how these inner conversations shape our work and relationships. Then he reveals the tools you need to harness your own voice so that you can be happier, healthier and more productive.

Brilliantly argued and expertly researched, Chatter will give you the power to change the most important conversations you have each day: the ones you have with yourself.

  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785041952
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Ethan Kross

Ethan Kross PhD is one of the world's leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor at the University of Michigan and Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House, and has been interviewed about his work on Good Morning America and NPR Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in the New York Times, New Yorker and New England Journal of Medicine and Science. He completed his BA at the University of Pennsylvania, and his PhD at Columbia University.

Praise for Chatter

Ethan Kross's work is fascinating and useful, and he’s an expert storyteller, too

Susan Cain, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet and Quiet Power

When I need advice, it's Ethan Kross I call. He’s one part sage, one part mensch, and one part world-class psychological scientist. Now, through Chatter, a much broader audience can learn from one of the wisest observers of human nature

Angela Duckworth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grit

Chatter is going to fundamentally change the most important conversations in our lives — the ones we have with ourselves. Ethan Kross is a pioneering psychologist and neuroscientist, whose brilliant research has big implications for understanding our strange minds. He’s also a world-class writer and an eminently relatable human

Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B

Ethan Kross is both a serious scholar with a record of breakthrough findings, and a terrific communicator with a wonderful ability to make those findings relevant for a popular audience

Dan Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind

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