Self-Affirmations Can Boost Performance, Study Shows

April 17, 2015 1:23 PM

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Self-Affirmations Can Boost Performance, Study Shows

Self-affirmations are often regarded as a new age concept, but science is here to offer a pretty valid reason to give them a try: They may help you excel in the office.

A new study published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin found that people in low positions of power may perform better by using self-affirmations to calm their nerves. Study participants who first called to mind their greatest job strengths or other positive assets went on to...

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