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Above The Noise: How Your Brain Tricks You Into Negative Thinking

Ever find yourself in a negative thinking spiral? Of course you have! It’s human nature. Cognitive distortions aka thinking traps – are basically exaggerated or irrational negative thought patterns that can lead us to believe things that aren’t necessarily true. In this video, Myles Bess breaks down some common thinking traps and some tips on how to manage these this type of thinking. 

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This video was co-produced with KQED in collaboration with the Center for Digital Thriving at Harvard Graduate School of Education.