NCAS Researchers Examine How People Deal With Setbacks

Associate Professor Mauricio Delgado and Post-doc Fellow Jamil Bhanji, of NCAS' Psychology Department, recently published a study in the journal Neuron, looking at how subjects react to upsetting news.

In some situations, the person may decide instantly to do better the next time. In other situations that are equally disappointing, the same person may feel like giving up. Delgado and Bhanji looked at how similar setbacks produce such different reactions.

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Photo: (L to R) Jamil Bhanji and Mauricio Delgado