Avoiding Confusion in Separation Agreements with 4 or More Issues

Smartsettle Family Advantage

I was recently encouraged to read the article “Four is the ‘magic’ number for our mind coping with information”. The article is found in the November 28, 2012 issue of Psychology & Psychiatry. It is also found on the Medical Xpress website http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-magic-mind-coping.html#jCp.
The articles author notes that “According to psychological lore, when it comes to items of information the mind can cope with before confusion sets in, the “magic” number is seven, but a new analysis by a leading Australian psychiatrist challenges this long-held view, suggesting the number might actually be four. In 1956, American psychologist George Miller published a paper in the influential journal Psychological Review arguing the mind could cope with a maximum of only seven chunks of information…. But UNSW professor of psychiatry Gordon Parker says a re-analysis of the experiments used by Miller shows he missed the correct number by a wide mark. Writing in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Scientia Professor Parker says a closer look at the evidence shows the human mind copes with a maximum of four ‘chunks’ of information, not seven”.
Many people involved in traditional separation agreement mediations have stated they often feel confused, overwhelmed and unsure when they are negotiating many issues. There are just too many items to think about, too many issues that affect one another.
The Smartsettle eNegotiation system is one answer to the problem of client confusion inherent in traditional family mediation methods. Smartsettle never gets confused about what each party wants no matter how many issues are being negotiated. The Smartsettle Family eNegotiation process, which consists of a skilled facilitator using a powerful eNegotiation computer system, shows a real time visual display of the ongoing negotiation, ranks the proposed packages according to client satisfaction and allows the parties to review the agreement proposals at their leisure. Smartsettle Family allows you to avoid confusion, see the negotiation as it unfolds, and stay in control.