Kelly McGonigal on Kevin Rose Show

Default state – this is a state you are when you do nothing. In the most people it is negative and is often characterized by rumination, worrying about the past, social comparison. Most people need to do something in order to not to fall into a default state.

On the Upside of stress (55:00) There is so much more effects of stress than the flight or flight: attend and befriend response, a challenge response, growth response. One need to train up the full repertoire in order not to have only fight or flight to every stress response.

The effect you expect is the effect you get. Study showing that if you believe the stress is not healthy you will get this detrimental effects and vice versa if you think that the stress is helpful you will see gains out of it #placebo