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Dec 11, 2019

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How can we gain more control of our feelings and of our lives?

[00:00] Intro

[01:20] What is control? 

[03:43] You can’t control everything

[04:45] Study: Control helps older adults through stressful times

[08:25] How to feel more in control



  • Thompson, S.C. (2017) The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning In C.R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez, Lisa M. Edwards, and Susana C. Marques (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 3rd Edition. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199396511.013.22 
  • Dulin, P. L., Hanson, B. L., & King, D. K. (2013). Perceived control as a longitudinal moderator of late-life stressors on depressive symptoms, Aging and Mental Health, 17(6), 718-723.