How We Feel Mirrors How We Think

Research is now looking into how cognitive distortions affect everyday language by analyzing people’s social network messages. This naturalistic approach to language analysis is improving our understanding of the connection between how we think and how we feel. So here’s a look at that work, together with some examples of cognitive distortions that you might find in your own thinking. (Elemental)

Yale’s Happiness Professor Says Anxiety Is Destroying Her Students

There’s an enormous culture around us of capitalism that’s telling us to buy things and a hustle-achievement culture that destroys my students in terms of anxiety. We’re also fighting cultural forces that are telling us, “You’re not happy enough; happiness could just be around the corner.” Part of it’s all the information out there about happiness, which can be hard to sift through, but a lot of it is a deeper thing in our culture that seems to be leading us astray.

(New York Times)