What “The Love Bridge” Tells Us About How Thoughts and Emotions Interact

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Have you ever wondered why one person can speak in public without apparent nerves while another crumples under pressure?

Or why one elite athlete can shake off their nerves to win Olympic gold while another chokes?

Even with ample experience some people never seem to learn to cope with their emotions.

A key insight comes from a controversial psychology study carried out on a rickety bridge by Dutton and Aron (1973).

Read More: What “The Love Bridge” Tells Us About How Thoughts and Emotions Interact

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