pioneering photojournalist alice rohe, sadly real anger elicited more concessions and a better outcome

Alice Rohe, author of I was dying

Alice Rohe, author of I was dying – I made it my job to get well. Photograph from between 1900 and 1920, photomechanical print. “Illus. in: As I look at life : Intimate stories of love, marriage, divorce, fortune, adventure, health by fourteen famous men and women who have lived and felt the strange experiences they tell. New York : International Magazine Company, Inc., 1925, bet. pp. 26-27.” Rohe was a pioneering photojournalist,

Start with a solid upbringing as the daughter of an artist father in late 19th-century Kansas; add a college education at a time when women were generally not college-bound; combine a heaping helping of five years in turn-of-the-century New York City with a dash of women’s rights. Then, fold in recovery in a Colorado sanitorium from tuberculosis, and experience in Rome during World War I as a bureau chief with a touch of intrigue as a suspected spy. Finally, spice it up with interviews with the likes of writer Ezra Pound, actress Sarah Bernhardt, and playwright Luigi Pirandello, and you have the recipe for the life of pioneering woman photojournalist Alice Rohe.

Primarily a newspaperwoman, Rohe (1876 – 1957) worked during a period when reporters took their own photographs to illustrate their stories.

The title of her book comes from a time when she had tuberculous and manged to recover.

With the three great towers of this little republic ever in view, the Sammarinese plowman wends his way

With the three great towers of this little republic ever in view, the Sammarinese plowman wends his way.” Photo by Alice Rohe, 1918. “”Our littlest ally,” The National geographic magazine. Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 1918, vol. 34, no. 2, p. 144.” The Sammarinese are the natives of the Republic of San Marino.

I have had the pleasure of seeing this way too many times in personal matters and business, Real anger elicited more concessions and a better outcome, but fake anger led to an inferior outcome

Imagine your 16-year-old daughter comes home an hour after curfew. Because you remember what it was like to be a teenager, you’re not that angry. However, you’d still like your daughter to obey her curfew, and so you start thinking it’s in your best interest to appear angry. That way your daughter will be under the impression she made a serious mistake that she cannot repeat. Would faking anger actually be a good idea?

In general, research suggests that expressing anger is helpful during a negotiation because it signals dominance and toughness. For example, in lab experiments people tend to respond to displays of anger by lowering their demands and making large concessions. However, in these experiments participants have little reason to doubt the authenticity of the anger. Usually participants are unable to scrutinize the anger because it’s conveyed in a non-visual format, such as an email, or they are led to believe their opponent is unaware he is being observed, which would mean there is no incentive to fake an emotion. That bring up an interesting question: What happens when anger is not authentic?

A new study led by the University of Toronto’s Stephane Côté aimed to uncover the answer by examining the difference between “surface acting anger” — which in the experiments involved actors pretending to be angry — and “deep acting anger” — which involved actors who had been told to remember something that made them angry.

This is a frustrating conundrum of life. Sometimes the feigned anger is used to get something undeserved, yet at times it is also a way to accomplish something good. Though faked anger usually yields less results than real anger. I’m not sure I find that much consolation in a game that never ends.

Is it an admirable trait to be almost two people – sometimes I miss a trend, both with a nice warm fuzzy cognitive dissonance between them. To go on relentlessly standing for wobbly things, never proven to do any good and plenty of historical examples to show how boneheaded those beliefs and conducts are, Paul Ryan(R-WI) Embraces Spending Cuts He Said Would Devastate The Country

During an interview on Meet The Press on Sunday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) predicted that the sequester cuts are “going to happen” and made no concrete proposals for how to avoid the reductions. The tone represents a sharp rhetorical and policy shift for the onetime GOP vice presidential nominee, who warned during the 2012 presidential campaign that the cuts would “devastate” the country and undermine job growth.

I exaggerate about the cognitive dissonance. Actually Ryan can always be counted on to stand for what will do the most harm to the most people. He knows that and is shameless about positions that are 180 degrees different as long as whatever the point is makes a crunchy word salad in that particular conversation.

 

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