For many, the hope and optimism tied to a new year are especially promising as 2021 begins. In this episode, Erin and Judith discuss what happens when the pressure to be positive becomes toxic. Drawing on examples from research and their own experiences, they discuss what toxic positivity looks like at home, in the workplace, and in the academy, and how they avoid passing it on to their children. 

Here's a link to the article from the Psychology Group that is referred to in the episode:


The opening and closing song, "Vienna Beat"  by  Blue Dot Sessions  is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial License and shared through the Free Music Archive: 

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