Popularity contest

Young adults mind is like a clay. It can mold easily to any shape. This is important for young adults to keep themselves busy and happy with motivated mindset.

“We know from social-comparison research and social psychology that a lot of people think they’re doing better than others, so we thought maybe students think that they have a lot of friends and their peers don’t”.

“Because when we’re out in public, we look out into our social environment and we see people happy and laughing, and we don’t see when people are alone, upset in their bedroom,” she said. “When you’re new to a social network, you feel uncertain, you’re not sure about your role in that social network, you’re not sure about other people’s roles, so you might be more willing or more likely to anchor your judgments of yourself and others based on what you can observe.”

People with more anxiety, always gain more stress. They always want to become more popular. They don’t need to have popularity. They need to have few good friends.

 

 

College freshmen often believe friends are having more fun

Outsmarting Human Minds

Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Banaji and research fellow Olivia Kang, developed Outsmarting Human Minds as a way to deliver up-to-date thinking about hidden biases in an engaging way.

Banaji said, “The behavioral sciences give us insights into what gets in the way of reaching out professional goals, of being true to our own deepest values”.  “The science is not new, but its message is still one most people have difficulty grasping and  understanding.”

Kang said, “Everyone wants to know what’s happening in their minds, and they want to know what they can do to make better decisions”. “The science is out there; the challenge is getting it to the public in a way that captures their interest.”

“We want to deliver this information to people in a way that doesn’t make them feel that they’re a bad person if they have these biases. The fact is, we all do. This is about acknowledging that hidden biases are a product of how we’re wired and the culture we live in. And then agreeing that we want to do something about it — that we can use this knowledge to improve the decisions we make in life and at work.”

Harvard psychology chair launches ‘Outsmarting Human Minds’

 

Harvard Study Shows Positive Thinking Can Prolong Your Life

Harvard Study Shows Positive Thinking Can Prolong Your Life


Think always how nice and confident you are. Feel positive always, even you are not sure.

Imagine good things always, “i am so beautiful or handsome”. 🙂

People with high self-confidence typically have little fear of the unknown, are able to stand up for what they believe in, and have the courage to risk embarrassment.  Losing confidence is no longer trusting in the ability to perform. It may be reasonable as the result of past failure to perform, or unreasonable, because one “just has a feeling” about something or is having doubt.

BOSTON (CBS) – Harvard University researchers have found the power of positive thinking can help you live longer. Hayami Koga says she tries to stay positive. “I think I’m more of a glass half full person,” she says. “I try to look at the bright side of life.” A new study shows an optimistic outlook…

via Harvard Study Shows Positive Thinking Can Prolong Your Life — CBS Boston

 

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