If you’ve ever wanted to feel happier, healthier, and live longer, then do we have the Positive Shift show for you.
Today I’ll be talking with Dr. Catherine A. Sanderson, the Manwell Family Psychology Professor at Amherst College and the author of a fascinating book that will absolutely positively change your mindset, THE POSITIVE SHIFT.
And that’s just what I want to talk with her about today, mastering your mindset to improve your happiness, health, and longevity.
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Catherine A. Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a specialization in Health and Development from Stanford University, and she received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University.
Her research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Sanderson has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to four college textbooks, middle school and high school health textbooks, and a trade book on parenting. Her latest trade book, The Positive Shift, examines how mindset influences happiness, health, and even how long we live. In 2012, she was named one of the country’s top 300 professors by the Princeton Review.
Dr. Sanderson speaks regularly for public and corporate audiences on topics such as the science of happiness, the power of emotional intelligence, the mind-body connection, and the psychology of good and evil. These talks have been featured in numerous mainstream media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, and CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley.
She is currently working on a book (coming in 2020 from Harvard University Press) on why good people so often stay silent or do nothing in the face of wrongdoing.
Catherine lives with her husband, Bart Hollander, and three children – Andrew, Robert, and Caroline – in Hadley, Massachusetts.
- How did Dr. Sanderson begin researching positive psychology?
- What is a positive mindset?
- What in the world are kittens and rainbow people?
- Why is Facebook making people lonelier?
- How do expectations create reality?
- What’s the impact of subtle triggers on our confidence?
- What’s a failure mindset?
- What’s the importance of adopting a “new label”?
- How much does the placebo effect, affect our mindset?
- Is there a way to reframe stress?
- What’s the importance of self-compassion?
- What can we learn from Professor Goodenough about the myths of aging?
- Will smiling help us live longer?
- What’s the importance of finding the silver lining and taking action?
- What’s the wealthy neighborhood paradox?
- What’s the “Failing Well” program at Smith College?
- What’s the importance of expressing gratitude?
- What are some key ways to change your behavior and your mindset?
- The importance of sleep and mindset?
- How can sex affect your mindset?
- What’s the importance of meditation and your mindset?
- What do studies show is the importance of nature and the mind?
- How can helping others (and giving things away) help our mindset?
- To find out more visit: www.SandersonSpeaking.com
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