Attitude is a choice. What is your attitude usually like? Do you see the proverbial glass half empty or half full? Attitude is the way you perceive whatever is going on around you. It affects your goals, your relationships and your health. How does your attitude affect your life? What causes your attitude to shift?

" We are the hero of our own story."

Mark McCarthy

Looking Back:
A Self-Reflection

When you are in a good mood, why are you in a good mood?

Check out our worksheet.

Quiz Ideas

  • How positively charged are you? Are you negative? Take this Attitude survey to find out how your rank.
  • Are you a positive or negative thinker? How do you view your successes and failures? Do you have a predictable thinking pattern? Use this tool to find out.

Moving Ahead:
The Challenge

Does your current approach toward life and your vision match up?

Check out our worksheet.


Campus Resources

  • Counseling and Psychological Services
    CAPS provides a wide range of free services to students, which are provided by a staff of professional clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, learning specialists, and psychiatric providers. They offer individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, and outreach programs, as well as other resources.
  • Center for Psychological Services
    CPS offers individual, family, and couples therapy, group therapy, assessment, consultation, and mental health evaluations. They use evidence-based clinical training in assessment, consultation and intervention, and provide accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive, and state-of-the-art services to the community.

Additional Resources

  • Positive Thinking Principles
    Positive Thinking Principles is a site that encourages and reinforces a positive attitude. They offer articles on perception and belief, tips on thinking and stress, inspirational quotes and people, positive news and more.
  • Ferris State University
    FSU offers a variety services and resources online to support their students. They have a page on changing your attitude to change your life. The page offers questions to ask and tips to stay positive or to become positive.
  • Mayo Clinic
    The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. They offer articles and resources on attitude and its effect on the mind and body in regards to weight loss, cancer survival, reducing stress, and more.
  • National Institutes of Health
    The NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducing and supporting medical research to improve the health and wellness of all people from children to seniors. They offer research and resources on positive attitudes and its effect on the mind and body.