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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