Getting stuck in the negatives (and How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves 5 months ago   10:00

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Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people's heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live.

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Adnan Aqeel
At this point, I got confused about what does really matter: your content or shouting out loud to get your point across? She anchored her idea with so much ease, making it digestible that even a third grader can catch on. Her communication skill is spot on: calm, composed, collected with a relevant and gliding connection in her words.
June Grace
Yup, takes years/decades to build reputation & seconds/minutes to dissolve/destroy
Shriraj S Shetty
Think positive all the time
unknown person
0:39 I can totaly relate with this graph..
i have extremely negative mindset becoz of many failures in my life of 22 years and now it is getting out of control and i need help..
i cannot talk with my parrents and i have already lost my closed friends, so i am about to finish..
Swamy G
The brain has a negative bias. Rick Hanson talks about this in his book Buddha's Brain.
Anjas Jati Kesuma
Being positive is required serious work for sure.. 💪
Gabriel J
Such a helpful speech. It is surprisingly hars to change back from losses to gains. The example of academic life really touched me. Even if the best thing happens, you wont be able to fully enjoy it as if that bad thing didnt happen last morning.
hmmmm Rich, white women telling me how to get out of a bad situation.....I'd like to know how bad her situation was...Did she not find the right shoes or was the line too long at the treadmill today? Espresso too cold?
An EXCELLENT talk, thank you!
Daulton Tawater
I really needed to hear this! Honestly lol im in tearswtf!!.. Thank you so so much!
Jay Charles
Study Wayne Dyer: he had a hard childhood but made it as a teacher PHd also. He taught spirituality as well. Another-Earl Nightingale d 1989, survivor of Pearl Harbor USS Arizona.
This phenomena heavily influenced my life. I used to get excited about my free-time projects but as soon as one small doubt about the project hit me I started doubting every part of it. I had awesome plans and basically none of them got executed. Those were minor flaws but I feared they'd ruin the whole thing so I actually never started working on them and only carried near-perfect plans in my head. Only I know what could I have accomplished and what all I missed, doubting myself instead.
Jono Slight
Thank you!
Marks Alot
😍. Welcome to the real world. Positive is work.... but worth it.
Jai Prateek
Norman Smith
Keep the attitude of grattitude.
Zahid H Khan
Sakina Laxmidhar
Thank you 🙏👌👌👍👏👏
mark broad
Because people want to see worst case
Angelia Campbell
i hate ted talk they are terrible
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