Martin Seligman offers catastrophizers ways to build resilience with a more optimistic mindset

Dr. Martin Seligman of Penn LPS’ Master of Applied Positive Psychology program

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

Read more about Tomorrowmind at the publisher’s website.