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Positive Thinking in Coping with Stress and Health outcomes: Literature Review

@inproceedings{Naseem2010PositiveTI,
  title={Positive Thinking in Coping with Stress and Health outcomes: Literature Review},
  author={Zarghuna Naseem and Ruhi Khalid},
  year={2010}
}
This article reviews literature on positive thinking and its effect on the appraisal of stress, coping and health outcomes. Positive psychology is a new dimension that focuses on positive thinking, positive emotions and positive behavioral qualities that enhance human potential in various domains such as work, coping with stress and health. By thinking positively, we perceive the stress as less threatening, are able to cope with it effectively. Fredrickson's broaden and build theory of positive… Expand
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