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Positive psychology articles related to the human body and brain. Which positive psychology theories and interventions can help us to improve physical and mental well-being?

Active Listening: The Art of Empathetic Conversation

Julian Treasure claims that we are losing our hearing. Maybe he has a point. With personal broadcasting replacing the art of conversation, and silence becoming [...]

Positive Psychology in the Workplace: Thank God it’s Monday

We all want work to feel positive and engaging. Who doesn’t dream of waking up on a Monday excited to go to work? Positive Psychology [...]

How To Accept The Impermanence Of Life

Moments come and go. Days pass by, turning into weeks, then months, then years. You and the life you lead are constantly changing. Nothing is [...]

[Free Tool] PositivePsychology.com’s Sailboat Metaphor

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

The meaning of meaning

On the Meaning of Meaning: What Are We Really Looking For?

If you have ever wondered about meaning, you are not alone in that quest for answers. The question of meaning is not really one question [...]

the good life

What Is the “Good Life?” How Positive Psychology Can Create Meaning

A lot has been said and written about the “good life,” and with some 7.3 billion people on this planet, there are quite possibly just [...]

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 Overcome 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 [...]

harvard tal ben shahar

Positive Psychology 1504: Harvard’s Groundbreaking Course

Harvard’s Positive Psychology 1504, taught by professor Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D., will enter the books as the most popular course in the history of Harvard University. In the spring [...]

The 5 Founding Fathers and A History of Positive Psychology

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, [...]