Friday, August 3, 2012

10 Tips for Thriving in College Life

In today's Huffington Post, College Section...

Psychologists say that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. As a college professor, I strongly disagree. I believe that you can learn from the past, live in the present, and work on your future.

However, scientific research also reveals that the brain's impulse mechanism is not fully developed until around the age of 25. So if you do something incredibly stupid or irrational in your college life and don't know why, at least science is on your side!
With that message in mind, here are my 10 tips for thriving in college life:
1. Live up to and learn to exceed your own expectations, not those imposed on you by family, peers, or cultural images from television and the movies.

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