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Students: Can Optimism Hurt Your Test Scores?

Think positive — but only if you’re a woman.

New research from Ben Gurion University of the Negev concludes that optimism boosts performance for female students. According to a study just made available to journalists, female students who were more optimistic were found to achieve significantly higher grades than their less optimistic course mates. Not so for male students.

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Students: Can Optimism Hurt Your Test Scores?

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