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10 Positive Psychology Surveys, Measures, and Questionnaires
To advance the field of positive psychology, scholars and practitioners need to gather evidence on internal experiences that are fundamental to our individual and collective [...]
12 Inspiring Real-Life Positive Psychology Examples
For decades, clinical psychology and psychiatry focused solely on the negative side of human experience, emphasizing the need to reduce mental illness. While this approach [...]
Who Is Martin Seligman and What Does He Do?
If you were wondering who is Martin Seligman, you will find the answer here. Martin Seligman is called the “father of positive psychology” is known [...]
How to Escape the Hedonic Treadmill and Be Happier
Be honest: For how long does a new coat, handbag, car, or even a promotion or success at work make you genuinely happy? If these [...]
The Psychology of Teamwork: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams
Innovation. Growth. Security. Success. These are the outcomes of working as a team, whether in business or on the sports field. Yet teamwork comes with [...]
The Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues
Character Strengths and Virtues is a groundbreaking handbook compiling the work of researchers to create a classification system for widely valued positive traits. This handbook also [...]
Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions
Throughout history, psychologists have typically focused on negative human states. This focus ultimately influenced the way psychologists studied the experience of emotions; for years, investigations [...]
Albert Bandura: Self-Efficacy & Agentic Positive Psychology
Prof. Albert Bandura is one of the most highly cited academics in the world (Haggbloom et al., 2002). Bandura’s scholarship has formed part of many [...]
Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation
Active listening is at the heart of client-centered counseling and, once mastered, offers a powerful tool, valuable in our professional work, relationships, and personal lives [...]
Positive Psychology in the Workplace: 16 Practical Tips
The rat race is over. The daily 9–5 grind has ended. Employees now labor with love and find work fulfilling! Does this sound like science [...]