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The Upside of Stress: Applying the Power of Positive Psychology
October 3, 2018
All kinds of maladies, from heart disease to mental illness to cancer, have been attributed to stress. However, recent research shows that stress can be good for you when you view it correctly and cope with it in a positive way. Everyone experiences stress on a daily basis—it is a necessary, even desirable part of human experience. In this class, explore groundbreaking research at the forefront of the positive psychology field. What you learn will be as dynamic as it is surprising. Come away with strategies to change your mindset, and turn stress from a noxious experience into an opportunity for more positive well-being. John Ameen stumbled upon the field of positive psychology when asked, as a high school history teacher, to develop the curriculum for a psychology course. In his current position at ThunderRidge High School, he developed a full course on the subject and seeks to share the benefits of this approach to living with a wider audience.