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Unformatted text preview: disease (Taylor, 1984) • Resilience in response to trauma (Bonanno, 2009) • Resilience in response to physical, emotional abuse as • child (Cicchetti) Stress: mind turns stress into challenges or threats Core Assumptions Core Assumptions • Thought patterns shape well­being – Empirical literature: Emotion • Can cultivate new patterns of thought From thoughts to well­being From thoughts to well­being • • • Stop and smell the roses Grateful The sunny side of life Optimism The little engine that could Adaptive coping Approach • The world is my oyster Illusions • I’m king of the world Emotional disorders as deficits in Emotional disorders as deficits in Self­compassion • Self­compassion – – – See failures kindly See self as part of larger humanity Hold pains in mindful attentiveness – – – – Reduced anxiety Reduced depression Reduced rumination Reduced neurotic perfectionism • Self­compassion predicts The Grateful Disposition The Grateful Disposition (McCullough et al., 2002) • • • • • • I have so much in life to be thankful for If I had to list everything I’m thankful for, it would be a very long list When I look at the world, I don’t see much to be thankful for I am grateful to a wide variety of people As I get older I find myself better able to appreciate the people, events, and situations that have been part of my life history Long amounts of time can go by before I feel grateful to someone or something Correlates of being grateful Correlates of being grateful • Grateful disposition – – – – – – – – Life satisfaction Happiness Optimism Anxiety Depression Peer rate volunteerism Envy Possessiveness .53*** .50*** .51** ­.20* ­.30** .19* ­.17** ­.34** Styles of Thinking: OPTIMISM Styles of Thinking: OPTIMISM • Definition: Expectations about the future that it will be socially desirable, good, pleasurable • Measures: “In uncertain times, I usually expect the best” “If something can go wrong for me it will” Optimism and Happiness Optimism and Happiness • Optimistic people report higher levels of overall well­ • • • • • being and happiness Optimistic people report higher levels of positive emotion Optimistic people have higher resting vagal tone Optimism measured in 1945 (in men) predicts better reports of health 35 years later Optimism rated in coded acceptance speeche...
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 162 taught by Professor Keltner during the Spring '12 term at Berkeley.

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