In this Time Magazine article, Dr. Martin Seligman of the Penn LPS Master of Applied Positive Psychology program talks about catastrophizing—when one’s reaction to a negative event is the assumption that things will only get worse. His research demonstrates that this type of thinking impedes happiness and “is a major risk factor for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”
Seligman’s just-published book, Tomorrowmind, co-authored with Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman, offers ways for catastrophizers to build resilience by developing a more positive mindset.
Read the full article “How to Manage Catastrophic Thinking” at Time.com.
Read more about Tomorrowmind at the publisher’s website.