Tag Archives: mindset

Counterclockwise Aging

Your beliefs affect how you age—for better or worse You can adopt a positive mindset about getting older In 1979, Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer and colleagues created a study whose outcomes were so astounding that she hesitated to publish them fearing that she would be castigated. In 2009, Langer summarized this study in her intriguing…

Mindset Matters in Defusing Chronic Stress

A person with a stress-is-enhancing mindset believes that stress can improve stress-related outcomes such as performance and productivity. On the other hand, a person with a stress-is-debilitating mindset believers that stress worsens stress-related outcomes.