Interrogative Self-Talk

The most effective self-talk doesn’t merely shift emotions. It shifts linguistic categories. It moves from making statements to asking questions”.

On average, the self-questioning group solved nearly 50 percent more puzzles than the self-affirming group.

Interrogative self-talk, by its very nature, elicits answers, and within those answers are strategies for actually carrying out the task.

Interrogative self-talk may inspire thoughts about autonomous or intrinsically motivated reasons to pursue a goal.

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