Kelly McGonigal

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Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist who is known for her work in the field of "scientific help" - popular explanation of scientific research - as it relates to achieving personal goals despite internal conflict. The main media articles on aspects related to the inner conflict of modern lifestyles cite it regularly. A longtime advocate for self-pity and mindfulness as coping strategies for stress, McGonigal has recently shifted her focus on the problematic aspects of stress; In a lecture at TEDGlobal 2013, she emphasized the importance of an individual's subjective belief in themselves as one who can successfully handle being a crucial factor in their actual response to stress.

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