REDUCING THE ACADEMIC RISKS OF OVER-OPTIMISM : The Longitudinal Effects of Attributional Retraining on Cognition and Achievement

@inproceedings{Haynes2006REDUCINGTA,
  title={REDUCING THE ACADEMIC RISKS OF OVER-OPTIMISM : The Longitudinal Effects of Attributional Retraining on Cognition and Achievement},
  author={Tara L. Haynes and Joelle C. Ruthig and Raymond P. Perry and Robert H. Stupnisky and Nathan C. Hall},
  year={2006}
}
Although optimism is generally regarded as a positive dispositional characteristic, unmitigated optimism can be problematic. The adaptiveness of overly optimistic expectations in novel or unfamiliar settings is questionable because individuals have little relevant experience on which to base such expectations. In this fourphase longitudinal study we… CONTINUE READING