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Positive Psychology News, 250 pages, 2015.

Articles: What Are Your Strengths?

By Jill Suttie | July 30, 2015

Everyone has strengths. A new book explains how to find yours.

 
Caitlyn Jenner (left, on the cover of Vanity Fair) won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award from ESPN. This triggered a social media uproar, with many arguing that it should have gone to U.S. Army veteran Noah Galloway (right), an athlete who lost an arm and a leg in Iraq.

Articles: When Courage Goes Bad

By 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 Strategies

By 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 Hits

By 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 Work

By Jill Suttie | February 16, 2015

A new program tries to help business leaders to identify and alleviate suffering in the workplace.

 
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Articles: Can Positive Thinking Really Make Dreams Come True?

By Jill Suttie | December 17, 2014

A new book says we can't ask more of our fantasies than they can give us.

 
A boy stands outside his home following the devastating 2009  earthquake in Padang, Indonesia.

Articles: Can Giving Thanks Help Us Heal from Trauma?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 26, 2014

Two recent studies looked at the role of gratitude in helping survivors of violence in the Middle East and natural disaster in Asia.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Mothers of Severely Disabled Children?

By Summer Allen | August 25, 2014

A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.

 

Articles: Optimism for Me, Pessimism for We

By 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 Mindfulness

By Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014

New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.

 

Articles: Is a Happy Life Different from a Meaningful One?

By Jason Marsh, Jill Suttie | February 25, 2014

A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

By Jason Marsh, Devan Davison, Bianca Lorenz, Lauren Klein, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | January 2, 2014

The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.

 

Articles: Five Myths about Gratitude

By 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.

 
Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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.

 

Articles: Three Insights from the Frontiers of Positive Psychology

By Elise Proulx | August 7, 2013

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.

 

Articles: Are Positive Emotions Good for Your Heart?

By Adam Hoffman | July 31, 2013

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.

 

Articles: How Positive Emotions Improve Our Health

By Lauren Klein | June 20, 2013

A new study sheds light on why good feelings benefit our bodies as well as our minds.

 
How good are you at spotting anger in the face of another person? Take our emotional intelligence quiz!

Articles: When Getting Angry Makes You Happy

By Lauren Klein | April 2, 2013

A new study shows how seeking happiness at the right time may be more important than seeking happiness all the time.

 

Articles: Why Lent Makes People Happy (and Netflix Doesn’t)

By Jason Marsh, Robb Willer | March 21, 2013

New research suggests that cutting back on life’s pleasures helps us enjoy them significantly more.

 
A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.

Videos and Podcasts: Sonja Lyubomirsky on the Myths of Happiness

By The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley | February 20, 2013

A leading researcher in positive psychology explains how understanding our misconceptions about happiness can ultimately lead us to a rich and meaningful life.

 

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