December 5, 2012

Why Was Margaret Thatcher Interrupted a Lot?

M. Abrahams, The Guardian

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Prime minister Margaret Thatcher's masterful way of handling interruptions inspired one psychologist to study, intently, how she did it. As this scholar communicated his findings to the public, other scholars, with different views, interrupted him – and he them.

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TAGGED: psychology, Politics, interview, Margaret Thatcher


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