Toxic positivity — when happiness becomes harmful

All in the Mind explores how platitudes meant to help someone recover from an experience often aren't the best approach │ 31 min 20 sec listen
Toxic positivity — when happiness becomes harmful
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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.

Guests:

Anna

Professor Brock Bastian
Social Psychologist, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

Jaime

Jessica Mead
Researcher, Swansea University, Wales

Ceara

Presenter:

Sana Qadar

Producer:

James Bullen

Sound Engineer:

Jen Parsonage


Poster Image by Miguel Á. Padriñán from Pexels.

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