The Jordan Harbinger Show

192: Rick Hanson | The Science of Hardwiring Happiness and Resilience

Rick Hanson (@drrhanson) is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, co-host of The Being Well Podcast, author of Hardwiring Happiness, and co-author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.

What We Discuss with Rick Hanson:

  • While you can't count on others or the world, you can count on your own strengths (and why this is a good thing).
  • Why your brain is like velcro for the bad and teflon for the good and what you can do to mitigate your own negativity bias.
  • The two stages by which you develop mental resources: experience and conversion to lasting change.
  • How you can build resilience by focusing on experiences rather than conditions.
  • How to stay informed about current events without letting the news hijack your emotions.
  • And much more...

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