“Inducing positive fantasies may indeed produce depressive symptoms by encouraging people to enjoy their success prematurely in their minds, thus lowering energy and effort,” Oettingen and her colleagues explained.


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So does it pay off to be a pessimist? I'd expect having negative views of the future as having an even bigger impact on energy and effort than a positive view.


posted by ooli: 1049 days ago