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Carnegie Mellon Research Shows Self-affirmation Improves Problem-solving Under Stress
May 3, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.New research from Carnegie Mellon University provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance. Understanding that self-affirmation--the process of identifying and focusing on one's most important values--boosts stressed individuals' problem-solving abilities will help guide future research and the development of educational interventions.Full Story
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