Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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The power and importance of a sense of control
John W. Reich, Ph.D. and Frank J. Infurna, Ph.D.
Research on voter behavior has found that the single best predictor of voting is partisan identity. Our national divisiveness is a reflection of basic psychological processes.
To set a goal to “lose that weight” may be misguided. Weight gain is a biological process. The goal to change your behavior is within your personal control, and more realistic.
Research suggests that you should carefully evaluate your positive experiences. Those that you do not control can relate to negative outcomes.
Can we come back from the brink? Psychological research on attitudes and emotions suggests new ways to conduct our political affairs, while creating a grand social experiment.
John W. Reich, Ph.D., and Frank J. Infurna, Ph.D., are professors of Psychology at Arizona State University.