Learning to be Happy 1

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Optimistic attitude to positive events e.g. promotion, good job evaluation
Internal: I did it!; Stable: I always do well at this; Global: I am good at this in general
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Optimistic attitude to negative events e.g. bad evaluation, missed a deadline
External: Out of my control, not my fault; Transient: A one-off, won't happen again; Specific: A particular factor was to blame
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Pessimistic attitude to positive events e.g. promotion, good evaluation
External: Out of my control, not me; Transient: A one-off, won't happen again; Specific: A particular factor was to blame
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Pessimistic attitude to negative events e.g bad evaluation, missed a deadline
Internal: I did it; Stable: I always do badly at this; Global: I am poor at this in general
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What does optimism result from?
1. Optimistic role models (parents) 2. Success in overcoming life events (behavior modification)
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