The Power of Positive Thinking: Live Discussion with Dr. June Gruber
How can we up our own happiness or that of a loved one? Is there a down side to positivity? How do optimists and pessimists experience the same circumstance differently? Is there a way to rewire the brain to see the glass half full – and how would that benefit us? Join us for a Q&A talk on the power of positive thinking, happiness, and how to get back on track after life has thrown a curveball with the esteemed Dr. June Gruber.
Part of The Mother Company’s series on Parenting in a Pandemic.
June Gruber is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado and Director of the Positive Emotion and Psychopathology Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. and B.A. from UC Berkeley, where she was an NIMH Predoctoral Fellow in Affective Science, and was previously an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University before moving to CU Boulder. Dr. Gruber is a licensed clinical psychologist and has published over 100 articles and chapters, and has edited 2 books including: Positive Emotion: Integrating the Light Sides and Dark Sides and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Positive Emotion and Psychopathology. Her work has been recognized by several early-career awards including the Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Star Award and Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformative Early Career Contributions, NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and Yale University’s Arthur Greer Memorial Prize for Outstanding Junior Faculty. Dr. Gruber teaches courses on emotion, happiness, and abnormal psychology and has directed the Experts in Emotion Interview Series, created an online course in Human Emotion available freely through YouTube and iTunes U, and given a TEDx talk on the “dark side” of happiness. She enjoys writing columns in Slate and Scientific American, and has a new mentoring column for young scientists in Science Careers. Dr. Gruber is an Associate Editor and the former Interim Editor-in-Chief for Perspectives on Psychological Science.
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