“Cognitive reappraisal” is a term psychologists use to refer to the practice of replacing negative thoughts with ones that are both more positive and true. Research shows people who control their self-talk in this manner have better mental health, more life satisfaction, and even better-functioning hearts. The Wall Street Journal takes a deeper look at cognitive reappraisal and how to stop the negative chatter in your head.
As many are still reeling from a turbulent year, a researcher whose work focuses on positive psychology among people facing challenges offers strategies to The Conversation on how to cultivate hope in 2021.
If you find that you struggle with negativity, you’re not alone. Humans actually have a negativity bias, which means we notice and feel negative things more intensely than positive things. But since negative things have a bigger impact on our mental health, Psychology Today offers science-based tips to beat negativity.