The psychological and physiological effects of anything in our lives can be influenced by our mindset. That means what you think can change your body’s response.
For example, if you think stress is bad for you, your body will respond accordingly. In the TEDtalk that follows, Dr. Alia Crum explores scientific results that show how changing the subjective mindset—the lens through which information is perceived, organized, and interpreted— produced different outcomes. Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behavior.