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Alana Conner, PhD, is a cultural psychologist and science communicator who writes, speaks, and consults about enhancing the well-being of diverse populations around the world. An expert in social class differences in decision-making and health behavior change, she has published her research in the top journals of experimental psychology. She has also shared her findings through venues such as "The New York Times Magazine," "Edge.org," and the "Stanford Social Innovation Review," where she served as senior editor for five years.

Never confined to the classroom or the page, Dr. Conner has ten years experience designing interventions and communications for museums, broadcast media, and the Web. In positions ranging from Vice President of Content for The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose, CA) to co-host of the podcast channel "Social Innovation Conversations," she has crafted stories, messages, and interactive experiences that change behaviors among culturally diverse audiences.

Dr. Conner earned her bachelor's cum laude and with distinction in psychology from Yale University, her doctorate in cultural psychology from Stanford University, and her postdoctoral certificate in psychology and medicine from the University of California, San Francisco medical center, where she received the Robert Harris Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research. Her research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

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10 Insights to Thrive in a Multicultural World | Dr. Alana Conner 10 Insights to Thrive in a Multicultural World | Dr. Alana Conner Presentation Transcript

  • Powered by insights from Alana Conner
  • This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • Alana Conner Alana Conner, PhD, is a cultural psycholo- gist and science communicator who writes, speaks, and consults about enhancing the well-being of diverse populations around the world. An expert in social class dif- ferences in decision-making and health behavior change, she has published her research in the top journals of experimen- tal psychology. She has also shared her findings through venues such as “The New York Times Magazine,” “Edge.org,” and the “Stanford Social Innovation Review,” where she served as senior editor for five years. @alacon
  • 1 The root cause of cultural conflicts is often the balance of independence vs interdependence. To get ahead, embrace the best of both.
  • 2 Given your cultural exposures, are you more independent or interdependent? Use this scorecard for a glance:
  • 2 Source: http://alanaconner.com/book/your-two-selves/
  • 3 The life you live is made up of many cultural cycles anchored in these four stages:
  • 3 The life you live is made up of many cultural cycles anchored in these four stages: I’s - Your view of the world gives shape to your daily interactions.
  • 3 The life you live is made up of many cultural cycles anchored in these four stages: Interactions - Which foster and follow from cultural institutions.
  • 3 The life you live is made up of many cultural cycles anchored in these four stages: Institutions - which in turn reflect and support your cultures’ big ideas.
  • 3 The life you live is made up of many cultural cycles anchored in these four stages: Ideas - which includes ideas about why a person is and should be.
  • 4 To avoid workplace conflict, it’s wise to lead with interdependence, seek common ground and then showcase your strengths.
  • 5 To get the best out of your Asian colleagues, respect their silence,and remember that they embrace Lao Tzu’s mantra, “he who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.”
  • 6 The ability to connect and harness their community is why African Americans have the highest level of self esteem and self reliance in the U.S.
  • 7 Women who are advancing in business are not necessarily leaning in as much as they are leaning on men, urging them to break the glass ceiling from the other side.
  • 7 Women who are advancing in business are not necessarily leaning in as much as they are leaning on men, urging them to break the glass ceiling from the other side.
  • 8 Women who are great negotiators get what they want when they frame their independent requests from an interdependent perspective that benefits the entire organization.
  • 9 Organizations who make it a priority to respect the independent/interdependent framework and recruit to culture diversity will not only distance their competition, they will shrink the divide between the leaders the the led.
  • 10 “We all do better when we work together. Our difference do matter, but our common humanity matters more. - Bill Clinton on diversity
  • How are you making the unconscious part of you more conscious? REALLY REFLECT...
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