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Mental Contrasting – Effectiveness, Uses, and Precautions

Mental contrasting is a visualization technique developed by Gabriele Oettingen, a motivation psychologist who wished to improve the effectiveness of traditional self-control strategies like positive-future visualization. The technique has strong empirical support. For example, it has been shown to: Improve academic performance, leading to high quiz grades and significantly more time spent preparing for standardized tests.5,7 Improve […]

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