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Cognitive Style

The Secret to Dealing With Chronic Complainers

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

What makes it so difficult to deal with chronic complainers is how resistant they are to support, cheering-up or advice. The secret to dealing with a chronic complainer is to first understand his or her mindset. Here are three pieces of advice...

Freshman Funk: Is Harmful Thinking Contagious?

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's long been thought that cognitive style is fairly well fixed by adolescence. Some of us are saddled with a tendency toward negativity and rumination and other cognitive precursors of melancholy. But there is reason to believe that cognitive style is not immutable.