Optimism & Mindset

Articles about the effects of optimism, how to foster optimism and bring more positive emotions in your life as well as the growth mindset to adopt.

Appreciative inquiry workshops

18 Appreciative Inquiry Workshops, Training, and Courses

Love the idea of using Appreciative Inquiry to transform your organization or community? AI training is one way you can develop your knowledge into practical [...]

appreciative inquiry research

Appreciative Inquiry: Key Research and Fields of Application

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an innovative problem-solving approach. Most approaches for problem-solving are rooted in negativity. If we want to improve something, our first thought [...]

Appreciative Inquiry Tools

4 Appreciative Inquiry Tools, Exercises and Activities

Appreciative inquiry is about seeking the best in people – in the way they work, they live, and they behave. Initially, appreciative inquiry (AI) was [...]

What Is Appreciative Inquiry? (Definition, Examples & Model)

In an unpredictable global business environment, it’s tempting to approach strategy with specific goals already in mind. More often than not, these are problem-focused and [...]

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119+ Appreciative Inquiry Interview Questions and Examples

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based approach to examining and developing the best in human systems. The approach has a lot of overlap with positive [...]

Positive Daily Affirmations: Is There Science Behind It?

Self-help books often promote the power of positive daily affirmations. You, me, and almost everybody in the 21st century have heard of them. But if [...]

Instant Gratification

What Is Instant Gratification? (Definition & Examples)

Is there something else you should be doing right now? Working on a project? Writing a paper? Putting away that load of laundry that’s been [...]

Unconditional Positive Regard Worksheets

What is Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology?

As therapists, counselors, social workers, and other members of helping professions, how can we best help our clients help themselves? As parents, teachers, coaches, and [...]

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Psychology (Incl. Examples +PDF)

Have you ever made a prediction about your life that came true? You may not believe yourself to be a fortuneteller, but you’ve likely found [...]

growth mindset

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed + Key Takeaways From Dweck’s Book

You’ve probably heard of this movement before—it’s swept the nation and the world into a newfound appreciation for the potential to be found in hard [...]

3 Positive Psychology Tools (PDF)