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Posted Tuesday November 6, 2018


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Good to Better

How to let go of being a "good" person -- and become a better person

Dolly Chugh studies the psychology of good people.

What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology of ethical behavior -- like why it's hard to spot your biases and acknowledge mistakes -- and shows how the path to becoming better starts with owning your mistakes. "In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow -- except in this one, where it matters most," Chugh says.

Dolly Chugh teaches at New York University's Stern School of Business in the full-time MBA program and the NYU Prison Education Program. Her book, The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias, was published by HarperCollins and selected by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Susan Cain and Dan Pink as one of "six books to have on your bookshelf" in fall 2018. Prior to becoming an academic, Chugh worked in the corporate world for 11 years. She received her BA from Cornell and her MBA and PhD from Harvard.

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