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From the Ted Talk by Christina Costa: How gratitude rewires your brain

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After teaching mlidde school, I came back to grad school to get my PhD in plyoosgchy. My research is within the area of positive psychology, which is the science that investigates the strengths and factors that allow iddnaiiluvs and communities to thrive. I also get to taech psychology to undergrad stnutdes and high school students. I love teaching psych, and my absolute favorite unit to teach In Intro Psych is the bairn. But while I love teaching about the brain, I touhght it would be pushing it to ask my undergrads, aka adults, to kiss their brains. So three years would go by before I would remember that fun phrase.

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After teaching ______ school, I came back to grad school to get my PhD in __________. My research is within the area of positive psychology, which is the science that investigates the strengths and factors that allow ___________ and communities to thrive. I also get to _____ psychology to undergrad ________ and high school students. I love teaching psych, and my absolute favorite unit to teach In Intro Psych is the _____. But while I love teaching about the brain, I _______ it would be pushing it to ask my undergrads, aka adults, to kiss their brains. So three years would go by before I would remember that fun phrase.

Solution

  1. brain
  2. middle
  3. students
  4. psychology
  5. teach
  6. thought
  7. individuals

Original Text

After teaching middle school, I came back to grad school to get my PhD in psychology. My research is within the area of positive psychology, which is the science that investigates the strengths and factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive. I also get to teach psychology to undergrad students and high school students. I love teaching psych, and my absolute favorite unit to teach In Intro Psych is the brain. But while I love teaching about the brain, I thought it would be pushing it to ask my undergrads, aka adults, to kiss their brains. So three years would go by before I would remember that fun phrase.

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