Positive Psychology

All positive psychology articles within this category deal with different subjects that lie within the field of positive psychology such as mindfulness, positive emotions, happiness etc.

#7 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – Finding Focus in an Age of Distraction

Positive Psychology Podcast 7

  In this conversation, Hugo and Seph discuss today's challenge -and the costs of- distraction. How can we reap the benefits of deep focus and end the day with a sense of achievement and fulfillment? Is it enough to eliminate distractions? Or is there a deeper issue that we need […]

PositivePsychology.com Podcast #6 – Nicole Geschwind on Positive CBT

Positive Psychology Podcast 6

In this episode on the PositivePsychology.com podcast, Hugo talks with Positive CBT expert and researcher Nicole Geschwind. Nicole Geschwind published the world’s first study on Positive CBT. In this podcast, she shares key insights from her research on, and practical experience with, Positive CBT. You can find Nicole's publication on […]

19 Positive Psychology Exercises To Do With Clients or Students

Positive psychology exercises

Humans are hardwired to pay attention to negative experiences. We have a propensity to attend to, learn from, and use negative information far more than positive information. As such, many clients are unaware of what influences the happiness in their life from one day to the next. At the heart […]

How to Successfully Teach Positive Psychology in Groups


The efficacy of psychological interventions to increase well-being is, in many ways, the heart of positive psychology. While positive psychology can be beneficial in a multitude of individual and group contexts, incorporating concepts such as virtues, strengths, and mindfulness to your work with groups can help create a supportive framework […]

#5 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – Effortless Being

Podcast #5 effortless being

Do we really constantly have to push the membrane of reality? Or is there a way to spend more time in flow and to live more effortlessly? Hugo and Seph discuss the topic of effortful being and its opposite: effortless being.   […]

#3 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – How Positive Psychology Can Be Dangerous

Blindly applying positive psychology can be dangerous if you don't take the factors discussed in this podcast into account... Hugo Alberts and Seph Fontane Pennock discuss why it is so important to 'meet clients where they are', how forcing progress or awareness onto your client can be counter-productive, and share […]

#1 PositivePsychology.com Podcast – Out of Your Mind, Into Your Life

Positive Psychology Podcast

This is the first PositivePsychology.com podcast, where you can join your hosts Hugo Alberts and Seph Fontane Pennock in their discussion on the importance and meaning of (negative) emotions, awareness, and mindfulness. Recommended Resources Allan Watts Explains a Mind in Vicious Circles Eckhart Tolle - How Do We Break The […]

Positive Psychology in 100 Words

Positive Psychology in a 100 words

“Live courageously, through creation and adversity. Take maximum responsibility. Belong. Share a purpose. Fulfilment over instant gratification. Resilience over happiness. Gratitude over habituation. Savour the good. Expect the good, realistically. Work from strengths, in flow, autonomously. Less comfort, more growth. Realize meaning by helping others. Kindness as religion. Give, give, […]

40+ Positive Psychology Websites You Should Know About

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Looking for more information on a specific Positive Psychology topic? Here we’ve gathered an extensive list of other websites that may help you in your search. In this article, you’ll find positive psychology websites for institutes, blogs, and specific subject areas, as well as links to positive psychology journals and […]

[Brand New] Emotional Intelligence Masterclass©

Exciting news!  As of today, we are officially opening the digital doors to the brand new Emotional Intelligence Masterclass©. Click here to sign up The Emotional Intelligence Masterclass© is a complete, 6-module emotional intelligence training template for helping professionals. Besides the masterclass for you, the practitioner, it also includes all the materials you need […]

Upcoming Positive Psychology Conferences (2019 + 2020)

Positive Psychology conference

In this article, we have compiled all the upcoming positive psychology conferences during 2019 and included those we know about for 2020. If you're interested in speaking or presenting at any of these, we have also included the official pages for each event. These links will include the guidelines for […]

Positive Psychology Researchers: Top Influencers’ Database

Years ago, Lisa Sansom, MAPP, of LVS Consulting started a list of positive psychology researchers, using a Google spreadsheet and filling in all the names of the researchers that she knew about from her U Penn MAPP studies. She has been so kind as to hand this project over to […]

Positive Psychology Internship Opportunities At PositivePsychology.com

Hugo Alberts and Lucinda Poole

Hi there, The PositivePsychology.com website is managed by a small team based mostly in the Netherlands. Our team consists of two parts. One part is led by Hugo Alberts, Ph.D. He runs the development of the Positive Psychology Toolkit and all the masterclasses and training packages offered at PositivePsychology.com. Hugo's office […]

And the 'Weasel Word for 2018' is…

Character 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we can now nominate our weasel word for the year. The weasel word for 2018 is 'character.' Perhaps I should explain. Traditionally 'character' describes the qualities of a person or thing that defines it or makes it unique. For example, in psychology, a person's […]

3 Steps to Worry Less and Overcome Your Negativity Bias

Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar?  You received positive feedback for something, perhaps a school assignment, your performance at work, your outfit, etc., but you find yourself fixating on the one or two criticisms?  Or maybe you had an intense argument yesterday, and you spend the week bitter […]

5 Positive Psychology Podcasts: Our Favorites to Learn From

positive psychology podcast

"Wisdom is not the product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it." - Albert Einstein Are you a fan of podcasts? Do you like to use your time to workout on the treadmill and learn new topics? If you turn to "the purple app" while doing house chores […]

Positive Psychology Degree: 13 Opportunities For Eager Students

The science supporting positive psychology has sparked a huge increase in degree programs. It makes sense: when we understand the "why" of positive human functioning, we can unlock whatever beliefs block us from our greater potential. "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  […]