Apr 13, 2017
Dr. Brecher is a clinical psychologist who uses cognitive
behavioral strategies to buffer students against the pervasive
depression and anxiety present in higher education. We talk about
her science-informed recommendations, which include positive
psychological activities designed to increase mindfulness,
character strengths, self-efficacy, optimism, gratitude, and more.
We discuss the mechanisms through which these
interventions work, some of the many benefits they promote,
how they can be implemented in schools, and some changes in
academic culture that can improve student well-being. Enjoy
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