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Category Archives: beliefs
Self-handicapping: Are you sabotaging yourself to avoid evaluation or failure?
I was watching an old episode of Grey’s Anatomy – my only TV addiction – where a lawyer who’s about to take the Bar exam in a few days for the 5th time is brought in for severe burns in … Continue reading
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Falling prey to “False Consensus Effect”: Are you normalizing your success?
In a study published 10 years ago Cornell University psychologists David Dunning and Justin Krueger (now at NYU) demonstrated an interesting relationship between competence and self-confidence. Their findings showed that incompetent people were also unaware of their incompetence and tended … Continue reading
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Confirmation bias ~ how it can make it or break it for you…
Last week I was telling my students how they would end up finding my course interesting or boring depending on their initial expectations of it. We all have a tendency to look for evidence that confirms our expectations or beliefs … Continue reading
The Change We Need?
As Barack Obama is taking office today, the core message in his presidential campaign has kept me thinking: Change…We’ve all heard the saying “The only constant is change”. But have you ever thought about if you really believe that?
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