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The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors

The bright side of death: Awareness of mortality can result in positive behaviors | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Contemplating death doesn't necessarily lead to morose despondency, fear, aggression or other negative behaviors, as previous research has suggested.
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» Does Depression Have an Upside?

» Does Depression Have an Upside? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Does depression have an upside? Is there some sort of evolutionary advantage for a person to become depressed, for instance, to re-evaluate their lives or perhaps a choice they made that led to their current depression?

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Self-Esteem Boost: Throw Away Someone Else’s Trash

Self-Esteem Boost: Throw Away Someone Else’s Trash | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Self-esteem is a topic that has generated a fair amount of controversy over the last few decades, but one thing seems clear: you don’t get healthy self-esteem from constantly telling yourself how great you are, or even from other people telling you how great you are

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Young children understand the benefits of positive thinking

Young children understand the benefits of positive thinking | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Even kindergarteners know that thinking positively will make you feel better. And parents' own feelings of optimism may play a role in whether their children understand how thoughts influence emotions.
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