Catherine A. Sanderson, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Amherst College, MA
Catherine A. Sanderson received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Her research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She is the author of The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, from which this article was adapted. Learn more about Catherine Sanderson on her website,

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