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Costs and benefits of realism and optimism

OPEN Current opinion in psychiatry | 17 Jan 2015

L Bortolotti and M Antrobus
Abstract
What is the relationship between rationality and mental health? By considering the psychological literature on depressive realism and unrealistic optimism, it was hypothesized that, in the context of judgments about the self, accurate cognitions are psychologically maladaptive and inaccurate cognitions are psychologically adaptive. Recent studies recommend being cautious in drawing any general conclusion about the style of thinking and mental health.
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Philosophy of mind, Philosophy, Thought, Cognitive science, Cognition, Reasoning, Mind, Psychology
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