It’s never too early or too late to uncover the superpowers that are hidden inside you. Using insights from brain research labs, it is possible to sharpen your faculties and empower yourself. Ultra Special Senses (USSs) are a set of perceptive abilities of the brain—they form the building blocks of superpowers. In a conversational style, Dr Anjana Sen reveals how strengthening your fifteen USSs can build reserve capacity for coping, increasing resilience and enhancing leadership attributes. Demystifying courage and self-awareness, the author urges you to align with your USSs to bring out the best in you.
Chapter 11: Is It Hard to Change an Attitude?
Is It Hard to Change an Attitude?
The extent to which an individual perceives having personal agency and influence over outcomes, even if illusory, impacts emotional well-being, physiological state, immune function, cognitive performance, ability to cope with pain and stress, and the ability to make difficult behavioural changes. Studies show negative correlation between the perception of control and cardiovascular risk factors such as the amount of fat that collects around abdominal viscera (Cardarelli et al. 2011) and risk of diabetes mellitus (Cardarelli et al. 2007). The physiological consequences of this perception indicate its pivotal role. Control considerations have been studied more deeply in the form of ‘learned helplessness’ in ...