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Reacting to personal setbacks: Do you bounce back or give up?
September 8, 2014
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 Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Sometimes when people get upsetting news--such as a failing exam grade or a negative job review--they decide instantly to do better the next time. In other situations that are equally disappointing, the same people may feel inclined to just give up. How can similar setbacks produce such different reactions? It may come down to how much control we feel we have over what happened, according to new research at Rutgers University-Newark. The study is published in the journal Neuron.Full Story
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