Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…
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Space crews, athletes and pop stars all indulge in strange rituals before moments of high stress. It’s easy to mock these behaviors — indeed even the people who practice them often admit they’re a bit weird — but they can act like performance enhancing drugs.
Dr. Laurie Santos looks at the research to show why creating a good luck ritual can make us perform better and feel calmer, happier, and more confident when faced with life’s big moments.