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Download 3 Free Positive Psychology Exercises (PDF)

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

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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 [...]

Headonic treadmill

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 [...]

Effective Teamwork

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]