Thought Life:  Shocking Dogs

Thought Life: Shocking Dogs

Posted by on December 1st, 2016 with Comments Off on Thought Life: Shocking Dogs

This is part 51 in the series: BIG TEN OF AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE Can helplessness be learned? Let’s look at the history of how this whole idea of optimism came about––from Seligman’s work with dogs. I like dogs so I don’t like this story. But it’s a true story, and I’m warning you in advance. In the 1960’s Seligman did research

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Thought Life:  Optimists and Pessimists

Thought Life: Optimists and Pessimists

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 with Comments Off on Thought Life: Optimists and Pessimists

This is part 50 in the series: BIG TEN OF AN EXCEPTIONAL LIFE Why in the heck would I want to be an optimist? Changing destructive patterns of thinking is an important part of the process but not the only one. I’m going to teach you some positive cognitive strategies and how other people think well. Much of this is based

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