48 minutes | Sep 15, 2021

The Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Catherine Sanderson

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Poler Family Professor and chair of the psychology department at Amherst College Dr. Catherine Sanderson joins Ron Steslow to talk about happiness and how to harness the power of a positive mindset.


(02:49) The negative connotation of the “power of positive thinking” and adopting a growth mindset


(11:32) Revisiting the myth of monsters


(13:13) Redemption and reconciliation, and applying a growth mindset to others: the “fundamental attribution error”


(20:05) Let’s talk about stress


(22:43) Grieving shared loss and uncertainty


(28:20) Adequate sleep and happiness


(32:04) Smiling through the pain...and other methods


(36:17) Importance of conversations and meaningful relationships


(39:10) Bringing people together for political engagement



The Positive Shift by Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://benbellabooks.com/shop/the-positive-shift/


Politicology - March 10: Becoming Moral Rebels with Dr. Catherine Sanderson https://politicology.com/episodes/dr-catherine-sanderson-becoming-moral-rebels/


The Victory Lab by Sasha Issenberg https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/215192/the-victory-lab-by-sasha-issenberg/


Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky

https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780805073690



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