All articles by Paul Corson

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PLAYING SMALL BALL

Small ball is not without risks, like when an individual’s mishap threatens a team’s success or when frantic pace and aggressive play verge on recklessness and loss of control.

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AGAINST THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC

At UC Riverside and the UC Office of the President, they aren’t worried if the glass is half full or empty. They are asking, why? Or better yet, like Wilber and Grandpa Mole Rat in one of my favorite children’s books, they are completely overturning conventional wisdom by insisting, “Why not?!”

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THE RUMINATION PARADOX

Rumination is a mode of responding to distress that involves repetitively and passively focusing on symptoms of distress and on the possible causes and consequences of these symptoms. Rumination does not lead to active problem solving to change circumstances surrounding these symptoms. Instead, people who are ruminating remain fixated on the problems and on their feelings about them without taking action.

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THE EXISTENTIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Who among us toiling within higher education institutions to promote innovation and entrepreneurship hasn’t experienced a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of apparently meaningless and absurd situations?

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