Learning to be Happy 1

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1. Why is optimism adaptive?

  • Willingness to 'have a go' against the odds
  • 'Never know unless you try'
  • All three answers
  • Belief that 'all will be well' in the face of challange
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2. What are emotions associated with?

  • current situation
  • life events
  • past, present and future
  • emotion and cognition

3. What does optimism encourage?

  • All four answers
  • Reinterpretation of negative events in positive light
  • Gives hope for a positive future
  • Facing challenges to improve life (or survive)
  • Positive coping strategies in the face of negative events

4. What is good about optimism?

  • It is motivating and leads to behaviour
  • Makes the person happier
  • Makes the person hopeful
  • Reduces depression

5. What are the two types of happiness?

  • Displeasure and sadness
  • Pleasure and Well-being
  • Comfort and well-being
  • Pleasure and complacenty

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