Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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Diane Dreher Ph.D.
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Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Santa Clara University and positive psychology coach.