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

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