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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?

Positive Psychology Theory

Positive Psychology Theory in a Nutshell

Positive psychology complements traditional psychology’s focus on pathology. It studies strengths, virtues, and the factors that contribute to a full and meaningful life. “Probably the biggest [...]

56 Free Positive Psychology PDF Handouts

Positive psychology didn’t just appear. Even over 2,000 years ago, Greek philosophers were pondering how “the good life” might look. And while many others have [...]

Resilience Willpower

What Is Willpower? The Psychology Behind Self-Control

In 2011, 27% of the respondents of the Stress in America survey reported a lack of willpower as the greatest obstacle to change. We rely [...]

Positive Psychology: An Introduction (Summary + PDF)

One of the foundational articles in the field of positive psychology is “Positive Psychology. An Introduction,” written by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2000). “Psychology [...]

happiness tests and surveys

8 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 [...]

Positive Psychology Examples: 5 Ways to Put it Into Practice

Positive psychology is the scientific study of positive experiences, states, and traits. It grew as a field after the realization that psychology focused largely on dysfunctional and [...]

martin seligman

Who is Martin Seligman and What Does He Do?

Martin Seligman is not called the “father of positive psychology” for no reason. To many, he is one of the leading researchers in the whole [...]

The Hedonic Treadmill – Are We Forever Chasing Rainbows?

Can you remember the last time you were dreaming of buying a new car, getting a promotion at work, moving into a nicer house or [...]

Effective Teamwork

Psychology of Teamwork: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

There’s an old saying among sports coaches: “A champion team will defeat a team of champions.” However, as much as we value the ideals of [...]

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 [...]