OpenMind Library

The OpenMind Library provides resources to foster mutual understanding within educational and organizational settings.

OpenMind Library

The OpenMind Library provides resources to foster mutual understanding within educational and organizational settings.

Overview

The OpenMind Library offers an extensive array of essays, videos, academic articles, and books that correspond with each lesson in the OpenMind program. Professors and other organizational or community leaders can draw from these resources to build their own curricula, or provide a deeper exploration of any of the materials covered in the online program.

Lesson 1. Explore the inner workings of the mind

Uncover the tricks that our minds play on us, making us all prone to irrationality and errors in our decision-making and judgments. Learn a 3-step method to think more rationally – even in the heat of a disagreement.

Lesson 1. Explore the inner workings of the mind

Uncover the tricks that our minds play on us, making us all prone to irrationality and errors in our decision-making and judgments. Learn a 3-step method to think more rationally – even in the heat of a disagreement.

Lesson 2. Uncover the roots of our differences

Explore where our differences in values come from and why disagreements can be so intractable. Uncover how your heritage and life experiences have shaped your worldview and values. 

Lesson 2. Uncover the roots of our differences

Explore where our differences in values come from and why disagreements can be so intractable. Uncover how your heritage and life experiences have shaped your worldview and values. 

Lesson 3. Cultivate intellectual humility

Discover how cultivating intellectual humility and an ethic of continuous learning can help improve your relationships, decision-making, and happiness. 

Lesson 3. Cultivate intellectual humility

Discover how cultivating intellectual humility and an ethic of continuous learning can help improve your relationships, decision-making, and happiness. 

Lesson 4. Welcome diverse perspectives

Work through an interactive mystery, and along the way, discover the benefits of engaging with diverse perspectives. Dig into the tough question of “where to draw the line” when engaging with diverse perspectives.

Lesson 4. Welcome diverse perspectives

Work through an interactive mystery, and along the way, discover the benefits of engaging with diverse perspectives. Dig into the tough question of “where to draw the line” when engaging with diverse perspectives.

Lesson 5. Explore other worldviews

Learn tactics to understand other people better despite our disagreements. Gain skills to identify your shared values and find common ground where you least expect it.

Lesson 5. Explore other worldviews

Learn tactics to understand other people better despite our disagreements. Gain skills to identify your shared values and find common ground where you least expect it.

Lesson 6. Challenge the culture of contempt

Explore the underlying psychology of why online conversations can be so toxic. Learn techniques to break toxic patterns of behavior and navigate online and in-person conversations more constructively.

Lesson 6. Challenge the culture of contempt

Explore the underlying psychology of why online conversations can be so toxic. Learn techniques to break toxic patterns of behavior and navigate online and in-person conversations more constructively.

Lesson 7. Manage emotions during difficult conversations

Learn a practical framework based on cognitive behavioral therapy to be more in control of your emotions in difficult conversations, rather than being controlled by them. Practice reframing dichotomous thinking and other common mental traps.

Lesson 7. Manage emotions during difficult conversations

Learn a practical framework based on cognitive behavioral therapy to be more in control of your emotions in difficult conversations, rather than being controlled by them. Practice reframing dichotomous thinking and other common mental traps.

Lesson 8. Master difficult conversations

Gain practical skills to turn the most difficult disagreements into productive conversations. Learn techniques for listening, communicating, and getting conversations back on track if they start to go awry.

Lesson 8. Master difficult conversations

Gain practical skills to turn the most difficult disagreements into productive conversations. Learn techniques for listening, communicating, and getting conversations back on track if they start to go awry.

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