How pronouns can be used to build confidence in stressful situations

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 09:32 in Psychology & Sociology

Before any potentially stressful event, people often engage in self-talk, an internal dialogue meant to moderate anxiety. This kind of self-reflection is common, according a psychologist whose new study suggests that taking a 'distanced perspective,' or seeing ourselves as though we were an outside observer, leads to a more confident and positive response to upcoming stressors than seeing the experience through our own eyes.

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