Achievement anxiety

Achievement anxiety

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Session Overview

Our society is obsessed with achievement. For younger generations, competition and comparison pervade all aspects of life: from school and work to fitness and even our love life, thanks to Tinder and Instagram. But does achievement drive happiness? Decades of science suggest otherwise. In this light-hearted and thought-provoking talk, psychologist and neuroscientist Jeroen van Baar reveals the secrets of the satisfied mind and asks the question on everybody's mind: would life be better if we just embraced mediocrity?

Your speaker

Jeroen van Baar

Obtained his PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Radboud University, before leaving on a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University.

Focusing on

  • Achievement anxiety

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