When Too Much Positivity Becomes Toxic

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Sometimes well-meaning messages of support, encouragement, and optimism can make an emotionally challenging situation even worse for those living through it. Toxic positivity, which has also been described as unrealistic optimism or excessive positivity, is an easy trap to fall into. To share insights on how to embrace when things aren't okay, we welcome Dr. June Gruber, an associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Colorado; Peter Liu, a registered clinical psychologist at Hunt Club Psychological Services, a private family practice; and writer/editor Sydney Loney.
Episode:
Can Too Much Positivity Be Bad?
Related tags:
Society
Aired:
May 18, 2021
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