The Power of Self Affirmation

From University of Pennsylvania  |  Annenberg School for Communication

If you’re looking to adopt better wellness habits or steer yourself away from self-defeating choices, you might want to consider self affirmation, particularly when you look at the results of this University of Pennsylvania study which reveals the neural mechanics of self-affirmation.

Excerpt: “Researchers have long marveled at the almost magical power of self-affirmation: Minority students who reflect on their core values do better in school. People with opposing political views become more open to hearing one another, while people with bad health habits become more amenable to happing up. The simple act of focusing on the sources of meaning and purpose in our lives is incredibly effective at lowering defenses and changing behavior.”

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