Anxiety and Teen Girls

Anxiety and Teen Girls

May 22, 2019 flourish & thrive Happiness Optimism & Hope 0

Anxiety among teens and young adults is rising, and studies have shown that it has skyrocketed in girls. One study found that the number of girls who often felt nervous, worried or fearful jumped by 55 percent over a five-year period. What factors are behind rising stress and anxiety in girls and what can we do about it? Our guest is Dr. Lisa Damour, a clinical psychologist and executive director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls. She has a new book out called “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.”

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life. Its basic premise is: What is good about life is as genuine as what is bad and deserves equal attention from psychologists. Positive psychology is not just Happy-ology. As we will see positive psychology surely studies positive emotions but it goes far beyond this and also covers concepts and theories like engagement, character strengths and virtues, positive interpersonal relationships, optimism, and resilience as well as human flourishing, etc. In summation, positive psychology is a science of well-being that investigates what and how individual organization and community can flourish.