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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?

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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 [...]

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

The Psychology of Teamwork: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

Innovation. Growth. Security. Success. The outcomes of working as a team, whether in business or on the sports field. Yet teamwork comes with its own [...]

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: 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: A Buddhist Take

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 [...]