Larry, an alert 6-year-old, arrives at the clinic knowing that he will be on the receiving end of a â€œshot.â€ He dreads the sight of the approaching nurse and begins to whimper. The nurse smiles and says, â€œI would like you, Larry, to hold still and look very closely at the circle over there. Tell me whether it is getting bigger or smaller, and really look! Just look hard, and tell me . . .â€ By this time, the injection has been given. â€œBut I donâ€™t see it,â€ says Larry. â€œThatâ€™s right,â€ says the nurse, â€œand you didnâ€™t feel it either!â€
â€¢ What do you think made the outcome of this situation so positive?