Got rejected? It might be time to celebrate
- January 28, 2022
- Barbara Sarnecka, cog sci, KQED, Jan. 28, 2022
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.
For the full story, please visit https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101887554/got-rejected-it-might-be-time-to-celebrate.