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3 positive psychology exercises

Download 3 Free Positive Psychology Exercises (PDF)

Enhance wellbeing with these free, science-based exercises that draw on the latest insights from positive psychology.

Character strengths

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 [...]

How Positive Emotions Can Improve the Workplace|

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

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 [...]

Impermanence

How to Accept the Impermanence of Life: A Buddhist Take

The one thing we can be sure of in life is that everything changes, often summed up in the familiar phrase, “This too shall pass.” [...]

[Free Tool] PositivePsychology.com’s Sailboat Metaphor

Update January 2020: The sailboat metaphor discussed by Dr. Hugo Alberts in the video below has become our main coaching framework here at PositivePsychology.com. This [...]

the good life

What Is The Good Life & How To Attain It

There has been a great deal written and said about how to live The Good Life. Yet with more than 8 billion people on this [...]

3 Ways to Use Positive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) With Teens

Positive cognitive behavioral therapy, or positive CBT, is a strengths-based approach with positive psychology roots. The focus is not on what’s wrong with the client, but [...]

Combat false beliefs

How to Change Self-Limiting Beliefs According to Psychology

How many times have you written yourself off or passed up opportunities due to beliefs like these: “I’m too old to do that.” “There’s no [...]