We're urged to stay positive and keep up a cheerful disposition ... but sometimes things are just awful, aren’t they?
On All in the Mind this week we look at why we engage in toxic positivity, why it's so damaging when we do and whether something called 'tragic optimism' could be the antidote.
Listen to the podcast: Toxic positivity - when happiness becomes harmful.
Professor Brock Bastian
Social Psychologist, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne
Researcher, Swansea University, Wales