Medindia

X

Self-Affirmation Helps Improve Problem-Solving Abilities

by Savitha C Muppala on  May 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
It is certainly a good idea to improve ones problem solving skills especially in stressful situations by reaffirming ones own strengths and values, a recent study has revealed.
 Self-Affirmation Helps Improve Problem-Solving Abilities
Self-Affirmation Helps Improve Problem-Solving Abilities
Advertisement

During a study, researchers found that when subjects did a self affirmation exercise they were able to perform better in solving problems.

Advertisement
Self affirmation exercise would typically involve highlighting ones strengths, what is achieved so far and the talents we have as a way to build faith in our own abilities. Also a sense of gratitude for the achievements thus far can go a long way in enhancing optimism to meet the challenges in life.

"The present study provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against the deleterious effects of stress on problem-solving performance. Specifically, we show that chronically stressed individuals have impaired problem-solving performance and that self-affirmation can boost problem-solving performance under pressure."

"The advantages are most pronounced when compared with a focus on hassles or complaints, yet are still apparent in comparison with simply reflecting the major events in one's life, on ways in which one believes one is better off than comparison with others, or with a control group."



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All