Second Guessing Optimism

When faced with tough tasks, we’re often told to keep a positive attitude. But new research shows that all that optimism may actually be standing in the way of accomplishing our goals. This hour, we’ll talk about how focusing on the obstacles that stand in our way can help us to overcome them with NYU psychology professor Gabriele Oettingen, author of Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation.