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How to Avoid War with North Korea: A Psychological Perspective

  White House national security advisor H.R. McMaster recently noted that the potential for war with North Korea increases “every day.” While many commentators blame mounting tensions on Pyongyang’s increasingly sophisticated military hardware, the ultimate problem is a human one. It is people who make decisions about military and political strategy, and human psychology Read more…

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Can We Overcome Our Tribalistic Nature?

  Humanity is facing unprecedented risks to its very survival — ranging from climate change to nuclear terrorism. Such problems require global cooperation: if everyone works together, these issues can be effectively tackled. Yet there are inherent challenges to global cooperation, and every lost day of joint work results in increased risk of Read more…

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You Voted for Whom???  Talking Politics at the Dinner Table

  Click hear to listen to this engaging WBUR radio segment with host Deborah Becker and guests Dan Shapiro and Lisa Feldman Barrett, distinguished professor of psychology at Northeastern University, who discuss what to do if you’re feeling anxious about politics coming up at the dinner table.  

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Why Do Trump’s Threats Work Better on Some than Others?

​In a Washington Post article, Dan Shapiro explains the importance of analyzing your alternatives to negotiating.  This is a huge source of power in negotiation, and one that has a consequential impact on trade negotiations between the United States and other countries.  Click here to read the article.

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Welcome!

  I’m excited to share that Viking just released my newest book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable!  In the weeks to come, I’ll be sharing insights and experiences I’ve gleaned through my book tour, as well as broader thoughts on negotiation. Come back and visit! Best wishes, ​Dan

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