Loretta Graziano Breuning

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning

Expect bad results if you try to control the world, says CSUEB prof

  • May 21, 2012 5:00am

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning wrote an article, “Control Yourself or Control the World?,” for Psychology Today in which she explains how  it’s easier to control oneself, living in an unpredictable world when you know how the brain works. Read article. 

“Each brain sees the world through the lens of its own needs,” Breuning writes in her article.  “Each brain arrives at the awful truth that the world does not revolve around its individual needs. We adjust by learning to meet our own needs instead of waiting for the world to do it for us. But if you expect the world to meet your needs, you're left with the feeling that something is wrong with the world.”

Read an earlier blog post on Bruening's new book, Mammal brain wired to seek status and happiness.

KL

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