Getting stuck in the negatives (and How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves 2 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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Tarae Keathley
Thank you 😊
Neysis Rangel
"We can re-train our minds if we put a little more effort into it", simplistically put according to the speaker who is making a case about how we are prone to think negatively. Wow, if only it was that simple and that easy. Here's a better advice instead- you are doing the best you can, take one moment at a time, and it's ok to feel negative and positive, it happens to all of us, you don't have to re-train anything, if you are already dealing with depression to ask your brain to re train may just put someone over the edge. Instead, create a distraction, and accept yourself.
Karan Kay
Great speech, Alison.
Siva Sync
It's true people like me need great effort to just motivate our self but just stay do nothing is enough to fall in negative thoughts.
Jane Li
Amazon video! Thank you for helping me put things in perspective again
Dan Larner
Don't worry about it
Stephanie Velazquez
yay go UC Davis! I currently go there :)
Bashar Abdullah
The Loss Frame has so many implications. It actually explains why sometimes I tell others "don't tell me if you didn't like the movie. Let me see and judge". Because when I read bad reviews about films, I often go with low expectations, and it must be exceptionally good to alter my mind.
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Free Bert
Thanks to the Husband.
Tee Dub
That is why I stopped watching the news and got rid of the MSN home news page.... Nothing but negative, gossip and fear mongering. I swear the media hones in on fact that humans gravitate towards the negative..... Good video, thank you.
Kishore Punnath
She is absolutely right. But how to get out of such situations???
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How To Tell If Someone Truly Loves Getting stuck in the negatives (and 2 months ago   14:00

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