Positive Psychology Studies

Here you’ll find some of the most impressive positive psychology studies, their outcomes and a discussion of their validity.

What is Self-Concept Theory? A Psychologist Explains.

What is Self-Concept Theory in Psychology? Definition + Examples (PDF)

 Who are you? What makes you “you?” You might answer with “I’m a mother,” or, “I’m a therapist,” or maybe, “I’m a believer,” “I’m a good friend," "I'm a brother." Maybe you answer with, “I am excellent at my job,” “I’m an accomplished musician,” or “I’m a successful athlete.” Other […]

What is Self-Efficacy Theory in Psychology? (+PDF)

You’ve no doubt heard of self-efficacy before, but it might not mean what you think it means. Self-efficacy is not self-image, self-worth, or any other similar construct. It is often assigned the same meaning as variables such as these, along with confidence, self-esteem, or optimism; however, it has a slightly […]

What is Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology?

Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology: Definition + 7 Examples and Techniques

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 mentors, how can we encourage our children to grow into healthy and happy people with a positive sense of self-worth? These are the questions that […]

3 Positive Body Image Activities & Worksheets

Positive Body Image: How to Feel Good About Your Body (+Worksheets)

How do you feel about your body? If you don’t immediately answer “Great!” with a smile—don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is a very common problem for people today, especially for women. With advertisements and images of a specific body type constantly bombarding us wherever we are or whatever we’re […]

Positive Psychology In Schools and Education For Happy Students

Positive Education: Happy Students & Positive Psychology In The Classroom

"Teachers and researchers in positive psychology are natural allies. At its core, education is about nurturing strengths, about growth and learning. Furthermore, psychological and social well-being are key concerns for teachers and other educators and for people working in the field of positive psychology" (Shankland & Rosset, 2017). This quote […]

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman (Review + Summary)

Authentic Happiness book review

From the time it was published over a decade ago, the book Authentic Happiness has become a classic book in positive psychology. The author is none other than the founder of positive psychology himself: Martin Seligman. Seligman has written about positive psychology long before this book came to fruition, and is one […]