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Psychological Capital: Training the 4 Positive Capacities

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Many organizations are all for employee well-being, engagement, and positive interventions. However great these values are, the bottom line for many of these organizations is "are we making a profit?"  That’s why Luthans and his associates started developing Psychological Capital. Their mission was to create a collection of positive psychological […]

18 Heart-Warming Acts of Kindness That Will Make You Cry

Anyone can make a difference. Make a stranger smile with an act of kindness. Even the smallest gesture can mean a great deal to someone in need. So, always try to do your part and help make the world a kinder place. Here are some acts of kindness that should […]

10 Reasons Why People Don’t Meditate

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Are you interested in meditation but haven’t started a daily practice yet? Or maybe you think there is no point to it, or are not convinced of why you should do it? People from all walks of life are practicing meditation and mindfulness - executives, health professionals, teachers, celebrities, soldiers, […]

The 5 Founding Fathers and A History of Positive Psychology

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After the Second World War, the focus of psychology was on treating abnormal behaviors and the resulting mental illnesses. Dissatisfied with this approach, humanist psychologists, such as Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Eric Fromm helped renew interest in the more positive aspects of human nature. This article contains: Inspiration in […]

The Aristotelian Principle and Its Influence on Positive Psychology

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When positive psychology emerged in the late 1990s, it critiqued mainstream psychology for not focusing on the positive aspects of the human experience. Positive psychology researchers described the perspective of most mainstream psychology as an “inappropriately negative view of human nature and the human condition” (Keyes and Haidt, 2003). Practitioners […]

Barbara Fredrickson Talks Science, Emotions, and Her New Course

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Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D, is a leading scholar in the fields of social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. She recently released an online course, which teaches findings from positive psychology research, along with their practical applications. We reached out to Fredrickson to learn more about her views on positive psychology. […]

50+ Positive Psychology Quotes: A Collection of Beautiful Reflections

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Powerful quotes can help you understand yourself and the world around you. They can even help you achieve personal fulfillment. Here is a list of 50+ of the most inspirational positive psychology quotes in the world. In this post, you'll find quotes provided by positive psychology experts, well-known psychologists, and influential […]