Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck)

 
 

This TED Talk was specially selected to support lessons from Chapter 3 "Enhancing Emotional Intelligence" of the Diplomatic Planner, as part of supplementary learning and development in your emotional intelligence training. 

Alison Ledgerwood

Alison Ledgerwood

SYNOPSIS

How do you stop rejections and negative feelings from completely taking over your day, your thoughts and your life?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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.