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Goodnight. Sleep Clean.

Goodnight. Sleep Clean. | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Why do we have to rest? Meet your brain’s janitorial staff.
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Cuando dormimos el cerebro se limpia, literalmente

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Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing
Investigaciones y ensayos sobre la psicología de la felicidad y el bienestar.
Research and essays about the psychology of happiness and wellbeing.
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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Preventing Depressive Relapse

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Preventing Depressive Relapse | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Opinion from JAMA Psychiatry — Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and the Prevention of Depressive Relapse — Measures, Mechanisms, and Mediators
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La terapia cognitiva basada en mindfulness alivia la depresión y previene las recaídas hasta por 5 años, más que las terapias que no están basadas en la atención plena

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Frontiers | The Busier the Better: Greater Busyness Is Associated with Better Cognition | Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience

Frontiers | The Busier the Better: Greater Busyness Is Associated with Better Cognition | Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Sustained engagement in mentally challenging activities has been shown to improve memory in older adults. We hypothesized that a busy schedule would be a proxy for an engaged lifestyle and would facilitate cognition. Here, we examined the relationship between busyness and cognition in adults aged 50-89. Participants (N = 330) from the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study completed a cognitive battery and the Martin and Park Environmental Demands Questionnaire (MPED), an assessment of busyness. Results revealed that greater busyness was associated with better processing speed, working memory, episodic memory, reasoning, and crystallized knowledge. Hierarchical regressions also showed that, after controlling for age and education, busyness accounted for significant additional variance in all cognitive constructs—especially episodic memory. Finally, an interaction between age and busyness was not present while predicting cognitive performance, suggesting that busyness was similarly beneficial in adults aged 50-89. Although correlational, these data demonstrate that living a busy lifestyle is associated with better cognition.
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Me quejo 

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Flourishing in nature: A review of the benefits of connecting with nature and its application as a wellbeing intervention

(Available in free full text) From the increasing number of people living in urban areas to the continued degradation of the natural environment, many of us appear to be physically and psychologically disconnected from nature. We consider the theoretical explanations and present evidence for why this state of affairs might result in suboptimal levels of hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing by reviewing the large body of research on the mental health benefits of connecting with nature. The advantages of contact with nature as a potential wellbeing intervention are discussed, and examples of how this research is being applied to reconnect individuals to nature and improve wellbeing are given. We conclude by considering the limitations of, and proposing future directions for, research in this area. Overall, evidence suggests that connecting with nature is one path to flourishing in life.


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Reseña de los mucho beneficios de estar en contacto con la naturaleza.

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The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.
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Richard Davidson cuenta cómo empezó a estudiar las emociones positivas y el cerebro. Su conclusión es emocionante: podemos cambiar nuestro cerebro y podemos cambiar el mundo.

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EyN: En qué invertir el tiempo y la energía para tener una vida feliz

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¿Qué es lo que más contribuye a la felicidad? 

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Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysis - The Lancet Psychiatry

Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysis - The Lancet Psychiatry | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
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Además de su valor humano, invertir en tratar la depresión y la ansiedad reditúa en la salud y en la economía

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Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life

Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The lack of an evidence-based approach to city planning has ruined cities all over the world. But data-mining techniques are finally revealing the rules that make cities successful, vibrant places to live.
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4 condiciones que crean una ciudad vital

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Study: To Belong is to Matter: Sense of Belonging Enhances Meaning in Life

Study: To Belong is to Matter: Sense of Belonging Enhances Meaning in Life | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
One of the central tenets in Positive Psychology goes as follows: Other People Matter. It was coined by the late Christopher Peterson as the shortest possible summary of research on human wellbeing. Peterson wanted to make the point that having healthy relationships with family, friends, and coworkers turns out to be the strongest predictor of happiness (and oftentimes: health)…
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El sentido de pertenencia es fundamental para encontrarle sentido a la vida

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See Beauty, Feel Happy

See Beauty, Feel Happy | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Claire Wheeler's tips on finding beauty and excellence every day
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Mira lo bello, sé feliz

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The Biology of Positive Habits

The Biology of Positive Habits | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Stress happens, especially in education. A packed schedule, a new request from administrators, papers to grade, an accidentally missed appointment, spilled coffee . . . your head pounds, your shoulders tense, your eyelids droop. You feel stuck. How can you get a better handle on this? One valuable, often overlooked, and durable way to manage stress is to build positive habits, slowly and over time. Our brains are hard-wired to focus on the negative, but by practicing mindfulness, we can reprogram them — teach our brains to accentuate positive experiences and maintain serenity.
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La biología de los hábitos positivos

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What's your workplace thinking style?

What's your workplace thinking style? | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Understanding how you and others are thinking could help your business.
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¿Cuál es tu estilo de pensamiento en el trabajo?

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How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed By Research

How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit, 6 Secrets Backed By Research | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Stanford professor Carol Dweck, creator of the "growth mindset" concept, explains how you can use it to make your kids more resilient and successful.
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¿Qué es la "mentalidad de crecimiento" de la que habla Carol Dweck?

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How to Assess Your Strengths: 5 Tactics for Self-Growth

How to Assess Your Strengths: 5 Tactics for Self-Growth | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
What are your strengths? Seems like an easy question but most people don't know. These 5 exercises will help you immediately.
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Cómo conocer tus fortalezas para crecer como persona

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Penn Study Finds Well Being Necessary Part of Public Policy Agenda

Penn Study Finds Well Being Necessary Part of Public Policy Agenda | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
“Well being can and should drive public policy, from the most local to the most international
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El bienestar debe ser parte central de las políticas públicas, según Alejandro Adler y Martin Seligman

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‘Not like rose-tinted glasses… like taking a pair of dirty glasses off’: A pilot intervention using positive emotions in expressive writing

(Available in free full text) Studies conducted in various contexts and with varied populations have found expressive writing enhances physical and psychological wellbeing. This pilot intervention study countered the predominantly quantitative evidence by adopting a qualitative methodology, exploring the experience of using positive emotions in expressive writing. Participants (n = 10), who all had previous experience in expressive writing, were asked to select one of ten positive emotion cards (PECs) each day for three days. Participants were then asked to write expressively through the ‘lens’ of their chosen emotion. Semi-structured interviews were conducted and experiences were evaluated using Thematic Analysis. The results identified two main themes that compared the experience of expressive writing both with and without the PECs. The first theme, Processing (without the PECs) contained three sub-themes: sense of relief, habitual perspective and reactive to experience. The second main theme, Progressing (with the PECs) contained three different sub-themes: sense of direction, changed perspective and interactive with experience. This study found that, for expressive writers, positive emotions may function in three ways: to relate to others or self-expand, to move past challenges cognitively or change unconstructive perspectives, and finally as a way to interactively link or ‘bridge’ from the written subject matter to constructive action, thus breaking cycles of reactive writing and rumination. Implications of the study on the practice of expressive writing and its potential as a positive psychology intervention (PPI) are discussed.


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La escritura expresiva desde la perspectiva de las emociones positivas ayuda a cambiar de perspectiva, a expandirse o ampliar la relación con los otros y para disparar la acción constructiva.

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How true grit drives success

How true grit drives success | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
What drives a person to become successful? That question fuels the research of psychologist Angela Duckworth. The 2013 MacArthur Fellow learned that grit is the best sign. Duckworth joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new book, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance."
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"GRIT" = perseverancia y pasion a largo plazo. Angela Duckworth habla de c'omo esto predice el 'exito.

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8 Ways You Can Survive — And Thrive In — Midlife

8 Ways You Can Survive — And Thrive In — Midlife | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
One secret to midlife happiness is being a rookie at something. Trying new things and failing keeps you robust. Also, to revive a midlife marriage, mix things up: Hike, go dancing or set out in an RV.
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8 maneras de florecer en la madurez

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How Not to Explain Success

How Not to Explain Success | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The controversial ‘Triple Package’ theory of why some people thrive is finally rigorously debunked.
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¿Qué es lo que mejor predice el éxito? La inteligencia y el nivel socioeconómico.

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3 Common Myths About the Teen Brain - Mindful

3 Common Myths About the Teen Brain - Mindful | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Dan Siegel, bestselling author of Brainstorm, on the subject.
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3 mitos sobre el cerebro adolescente

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The Difference Between a Happy Marriage and Miserable One: Chores

The Difference Between a Happy Marriage and Miserable One: Chores | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Couples without a system for household tasks can get very resentful, very quickly. A look at the results of an in-depth study of middle-class families.
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¿Qué puede hacer a un matrimonio bueno o malo? ¡las tareas del hogar!

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50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes

50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
The viral post containing the greatest collection of Positive Psychology quotes ever! We tried to include everyone that is Who's Who of positive psychology.
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50 citas de psicología positiva

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The 5 most important findings from the science of happiness that apply at work

The 5 most important findings from the science of happiness that apply at work | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Happy workplaces are more profitable and innovative, attract the best employees and have lower absenteeism and employee turnover rates. Simply put, happy companies make more money. But how do you c…
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5 hallazgos sobre la felicidad que se aplican en el trabajo

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How to make a profit while making a difference

How to make a profit while making a difference | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Can global capital markets become catalysts for social change? According to investment expert Audrey Choi, individuals own almost half of all global capital, giving them (us!) the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability. "We have more opportunity today than ever before to make choices," she says. "So change your perspective. Invest in the change you want to see in the world."
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Una institución positiva gana dinero y al mismo tiempo tiene un impacto positivo en el mundo

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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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La diferencia entre ser "positivos" y ser "constructivos"

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How People Learn to Become Resilient

How People Learn to Become Resilient | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Maria Konnikova writes about resilience and the skills that researches say can be learned to acquire it.
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Cómo nos volvemos resilientes

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