Why We Chicken Out & How to Avoid It

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Why We Chicken Out & How to Avoid It

Why isِ it easier toِ commit toِ giving a speech orِ askingِ a crush onِ a date orِ performing beforeِ a group whenِ your audience isn’tِ alreadyِ waiting.
That’s becauseِ people experience anِ illusion ofِ courage whenِ predicting howِ they’ll behave inِ a distant butِ embarrassing situation, according toِ a team ofِ researchers whoِ assessed theِ gap betweenِ prediction andِ actual behavior andِ tested ways toِ reduce it.
They foundِ that scary orِ anger-provoking movie clips reduced theِ proportion ofِ students whoِ saidِ they’d tellِ a class a funny story orِ dance forِ three minutes toِ James Brown’s Get Up (I Feel Like Being) a Sex Machine.