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Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Lower Stress and Negative Emotions

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Talking to Yourself in the Third Person Can Lower Stress and Negative Emotions
Watch these six dots move across the map and be moved yourself: this is a story about coming of age, discovery, hardship, death and survival. Each dot is a tag attached to the talon of a Swainson's Hawk. We follow them on their very first migration, from northern California all the way down to Argentina.

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Third-person self-talk

Third-person self-talk may constitute a relatively effortless form of emotion regulation. 

Referring to yourself in the third person leads you to think about yourself more similar to how you think about others. And that helps you to gain psychological distance from your own experiences.

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