14 Dec 2017
REFERENCE : 14122017

The Stress Test: How Pressure Can Make You Stronger and Sharper

Prof Ian Roberston will discuss why it seems that some people react to seemingly trivial setbacks with distress, while others power through life-changing tragedies showing barely any emotional upset whatsoever?

How do some people shine brilliantly at public speaking when others crumble? Why do some people sink into depression when life has dealt them a poor hand, while in others it merely increases their resilience?

The difference between too much pressure and too little can result in either debilitating stress or enduring demotivation in extreme situations.

However, the right level of challenge and stress can help people to flourish and achieve more than they ever thought possible.