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What’s Wrong With Positive – STP025

Released Sunday, 15th October 2017
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Episode 25 -  This week we challenge the idea that being 'positive' is always the best approach. In fact we discovered some research that suggests it could even hold you back:

Some of the stuff in there is:

Astonishment at our global listener group
Me failing to greet our listeners in a few different languages
The glass half full half empty scenario - it might not be helpful
How social media can make us feel like our lives are half empty
Our discovery on where we are in the world on income
Try it yourself you may be surprised - How Rich Am I ?
How positive thinking influenced my ability to pass a test
Steve-in-the-field goes to the races to prove me wrong
A Washington Post article - interview of Susan David challenging forced positive thinking
Hidden Brain podcast by NPR - featuring professor Gabriele Oettingen
Her article in the New York Post
What Joel Minden says in Psychology Today - about challenging beliefs
WOOP! - Here's an explainer video
Professor Oettingen's talk at - New York University
The Rethinking Positive Thinking book  - UK link to purchase
The Rethinking Positive Thinking book - US link to purchase

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