The internet is so important in our lives now and research is suggesting that there are both social and biological differences between generations. If you’re interested in what these differences may be become a scientist and research it for yourself!!
My research is centered on numbers and maths, and i would aim to demistify some of the issues around math anxiety to show that you can manage this. I would also like to highlight that being confident (not necessarily the best) with numbers is setting you up for life with a skill you can apply to a range of contexts. I did some research last year with a student looking at younger and older adult financial decision making (a really important skill to have related to pensions, mortgages, savings etc) and we found that math anxiety particularly for young people really impacted these decisions. So I’d like to find some more ways to reduce MA and build confidence
Every day we wake up, for some it’s the best day of their lives and for others it’s the worst. They may have an accident, succumb to illness, get injured and see their world turned upside down in a matter of moments. Working in my field means you have the opportunity to provide this person the best chance to psychologically adapt and prepare themselves to this new version of life that they now have to deal with. We can put the pieces back together and make them feel like themselves again
Everyday you have the opportunity to do good. To listen to someone in a way they haven’t been listened to before. To ask a question that has never been asked. To help someone really deepen their understanding of what is going on for them. Its a hugely privileged position with a lot of responsibility, but in this job you can make a huge difference even if it is only for one person.