[ExI] Do you suffer from Election Stress Disorder?
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Tue Sep 20 08:48:09 UTC 2016
Do you suffer from Election Stress Disorder? Your campaign obsession
is part of a psychological epidemic — and it may be hurting your
Political anxiety and fear used to be a health problem only in the
developing world — now it's rampant in the U.S.
Laura Bolt Sep 18, 2016
As Stosny told Salon: “This election appeals more to the toddler brain
— emotional, all-or-nothing thinking — with more of the toddler coping
mechanisms: blame, denial, and avoidance.
So, is there any remedy for Election Stress Syndrome? Stosny
recommends voters try to shift to the adult brain and “hold other
people’s perspectives alongside your own. Weigh evidence, see nuance,
plan for the future and replace blame, denial, and avoidance with
appreciation of complexity.” Of course, that won’t stop a large number
of people from obsessively Googling “how to move to Canada.”
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