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Siobhan Kelleher Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Positive Psychology

Resilience skills

I am currently taking a Resilience Skills: Positive Psychology Course through the University of Pennsylvania.  Professor Karen Reivich talks about thinking traps.  Our thoughts become our emotions and reactions and truly set the stage for how resilient we can be. Continue reading

Positive psychology

I just finished the Positive Psychology course by Martin Seligman at University of Pennsylvania.  One of the topics he talks about is optimism and pessimism.  A study showed that 8 to 11 year old pessimists were twice as likely to get depressed in puberty.  Although we often lean one way or the other on the optimism scale, he wondered if we taught positive interventions to children, would it have an effect? Continue reading

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