Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis

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Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people's heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live.

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19 Kommentare


  2. Nellie Deutsch - Ed.D sagt:

    Barbara Fredrickson and Daniel Siegel’s research studies and books will help understand why we get stuck and how to get unstuck.

  3. I have a lot of time on my hands sagt:


  4. Kevin Sissons sagt:

    Get rid of your hate, all of it. Hate creates holes in your psyche and makes it hard to hold anything good in your heart. Even the tiniest bit of hate is detrimental and will keep you from being the positive being that you are.

  5. briansmobile1 sagt:

    Animal instinct teaches us to remember that one time we almost got eaten or crushed so we don’t die the next time or the time after.

  6. Tobias Piechowiak sagt:

    Its‘ prospect theory! Check out Kahnemann et al..

  7. Jakub Kotian sagt:

    thank you 🙂

  8. Ash Poojary sagt:

    nobody likes facts n figures !

  9. Michael P sagt:

    You’re simply 9ne eho runs from pain as opposed to running after pleasure.


    I’m not agree with you Alison with the idea that we tend to negative ideas after a failure and we have a more easy tendency to them after a failure. It depends about our level of conscience and ability to treat with reality through it. As more conscience you have, more ability you have to accept reality and failures, and painful emotions to gain experience like something necessary to learn and to achieve success. Happiness and success can be achieved only accepting painful emotions and failures. There are not glasses half empty or half full: there are only reality: a glass half full of water. Optimism and pessimism are only emotional states not connected with reality. Thanks Alison.

  11. Excellent!!

  12. Judy FIELDS DAVIS sagt:

    My mother would say thank you for another days journey, thank you for a cool drink of water, thank you for last nights lying down.

  13. Giuseppe Fontanella sagt:

    This is great! Can we teach this to news media information too?

  14. Clifford Trujillo sagt:

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  15. Nguyễn Võ Minh Tâm sagt:

    Thank you so much for this informative video 🙂

  16. 595 dislikes. Why you hef 2 be so negative bruh?

  17. Juniper Bartlett sagt:

    I developed a couple of techniques to help clear negative thoughts and emotions.

  18. Gurpreet Singh sagt:

    Beautiful research and presentation

  19. Francois Germain sagt:

    LOL! Dislikes for a video about healthier positive thinking!

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