Barbara Sarnecka

In a recent article for The Atlantic titled “A Toast to All the Rejects,” NPR producer Rhaina Cohen writes about the power of turning one’s rejections into a celebration with friends or colleagues. Cohen’s article was inspired by a graduate student lab at UC Irvine led by social sciences professor Barbara Sarnecka where they created a group spreadsheet to collect everyone’s rejections from jobs, academic journals or grants. When they reached 100 rejections as a group, they threw a party. We explore the idea of reframing – and even celebrating – rejection. Guests: … Barbara Sarnecka, associate professor of cognitive sciences, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences.
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