The Benefits of Worrying

There is a bright side to anxiety, rumination and pessimism, according to a study of 230 law grads awaiting results of the California bar exam.

The study found that law grads who engaged in “defensive pessimism” during the wait responded more productively to bad news and more joyfully to good news than those who had little anxiety during the waiting period.

Read more at the ABA Journal here.


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