On the Power of Positive Thinking: The Benefits of Being Optimistic

  title={On the Power of Positive Thinking: The Benefits of Being Optimistic},
  author={Michael F Scheier and Charles S Carver},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={26 - 30}
  • M. Scheier, C. Carver
  • Published 1 February 1993
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
If believing in something can I make it so, then there really would be power in positive thinking. From the little train in the children's tale who said, "I think I can," to popular writers such as Norman Cousins and Norman Vincent Peale, to wise grandmothers everywhere?many people have espoused the benefits of positive thinking. But are these ben efits real? Do people who think pos itively really fare better when facing challenge or adversity? Do they re cover from illness more readily? If so… 
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