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Tag: Positive Psychology
Tag: Positive Psychology
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Articles: Four Reasons to Cultivate Zest in LifeBy Kira M. Newman | March 28, 2016
According to research, the joyful energy of zest is good for your career and your mental health.
Articles: Should We Trust Positive Psychology?By Robert Biswas-Diener | October 7, 2015
Studies of human strengths are not being replicated. Does the field face a crisis—or an opportunity?
Being kind, caring, and compassionate may not always lead to greater well-being.
Articles: What Are Your Strengths?By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2015
Everyone has strengths. A new book explains how to find yours.
Articles: When Courage Goes BadBy Jeremy Adam Smith | July 16, 2015
Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.
Articles: Four Great Gratitude StrategiesBy Juliana Breines | June 30, 2015
Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.
Articles: Happiness Greatest HitsBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 20, 2015
Today is the UN's International Day of Happiness! To celebrate, here's a list of some of our most illuminating and helpful happiness research, tools, and tips.
Articles: How to Increase Compassion at WorkBy Jill Suttie | February 16, 2015
A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.
A new book says we can't ask more of our fantasies than they can give us.
Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.
A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.
Articles: Optimism for Me, Pessimism for WeBy Lisa Bennett | April 22, 2014
New research explains why we tend to think we're all doomed, even as we hope for a better personal future. Can we close that gap between private optimism and public pessimism?
Articles: Feeling Self-Critical? Try MindfulnessBy Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014
New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
Articles: Five Myths about GratitudeBy Robert Emmons | November 21, 2013
Does gratitude make us lazy? Naive? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, debunks some common myths and misconceptions.
Articles: Can Love Change the World?By Michael Edwards | August 19, 2013
Is there any scientific basis for believing that love can be a force for change in politics and economics? A Q&A with Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0.
Last month, the third World Congress on Positive Psychology convened leading scientists to explore the keys to a happy and meaningful life. Here are three of the most striking and practical insights from the conference.
A new study is the first to find that happy people have less risk of a heart attack--even if their family history puts them at high risk.
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
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- "Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior"
Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
- Jeffrey J. Froh’s Laboratory for Gratitude in Youth
Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
- The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness
The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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