Squashing ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) – Part 1
by Queen D, July 11, 2014
I don’t know what it is with me lately. I’ve been on a “think positive” rampage. Maybe I’m tired of being so negative (gets so exhausting, doesn’t it?) Or of being anxious all the time. As I was putting my old psychology books into my new bookcase (because people need to know I’m smart, and […]
Are you the optimist’s doughnut or the pessimist’s hole?
by Queen D, July 11, 2012
There are some benefits to having a more cynical view of life. As Pulitzer-Prize winner George F. Will put it, “The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” Insightful, don’t you think? Research by Gibson and Sanbonmatsu (2004) suggests that pessimists may be better […]