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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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A Way to Move Beyond Regrets

A Way to Move Beyond Regrets | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Psychiatrist George Vaillant says savoring the things in your life that went right is one key to finding contentment in retirement, based on information from the Harvard Grant Study.
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Cómo superar los arrepentimientos.Entrevista con el Dr. George Vaillant.

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Maria Teresa Frezet terapeuta olistica's curator insight, July 29, 2013 2:52 AM

Come fare per essere anziani sereni? Saper imparare dalle proprie esperienze, soprattutto da quelle che consideriamo negative, ed essere grati a noi stessi per tutto ció che abbiamo creato. E anche..... e forse soprattutto direi, avere la volontá di mantenere uno spirito bambino che sa prendersi del tempo per divertirsi!

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Why Men Need Women

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The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.
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La presencia de mujeres en la familia puede hacer a los hombres más generosos.

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Let’s Spend Some Time Apart: Long Distance Relationships Are Deeper | TIME.com

Let’s Spend Some Time Apart: Long Distance Relationships Are Deeper | TIME.com | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
A study takes a closer look at why absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Las relaciones de pareja a distancia pueden funcionar muy bien, según este estudio de `parejas de universitarios

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ADHD drugs don't boost kids' grades whether they're ADHD or not, studies find.

ADHD drugs don't boost kids' grades whether they're ADHD or not, studies find. | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Analysis of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has found surprisingly little change in their academic performance while on medication for the condition.
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Nuevos estudios muestran que las medicinas para el TDA,aunque ayudan a poner atención, no mejoran las calificaciones escolares a mediano plazo.

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Daniela Benedetto's comment, August 14, 2013 7:20 PM
Stimulants only act in the short term and do not improve the cognitive faculties of the students at all.
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Stop Worrying about Your Weaknesses

Stop Worrying about Your Weaknesses | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Little Johnny comes home one day, looks down at his feet, and gives you his report card. You smile at him as you open it up and look inside. Then your smile disappears when you see the F in math....
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No hay que preocuparnos tanto por nuestras debilidades, más vale enfocarse en los talentos y fortalezas de cada integrante de una organización.

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Applied Positive Psychology: Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society (Applied Psychology Series) book download

Stewart I. Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura...

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Muy recomendable.

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You Probably Hate Your Job — But You Don’t Have To | TIME.com

You Probably Hate Your Job — But You Don’t Have To | TIME.com | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Seventy percent of U.S. employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. Put more simply, most of us hate our jobs.
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El 70% de los trabajadores no están involucrados en sus tareas. Pero podemos hacer muchas cosas para que el trabajo sea más interesante y estimulante para nosotros.

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Feeling Stressed? Then You May Become More Helpful | TIME.com

Feeling Stressed? Then You May Become More Helpful | TIME.com | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
How did your friend get you to babysit her kids for the weekend, or your sister talk you into hosting the next book club meeting? They probably asked when you were anxious about a work project or stressed about making an impending mortgage payment.
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Sara Pressman presentó en el congreso mundial de psicología positiva resultados sobre como el estrés dispara la producción de oxiticina, hormona que nos ayuda a acercarnos y apegarnos a los demás.

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Los Angeles Review of Books - Barry Schwartz on The Myths of Happiness : What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does, Love 2.0 : How Our Supreme Emotion Affects...

Los Angeles Review of Books - Barry Schwartz on The Myths of Happiness : What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does, Love 2.0 : How Our Supreme Emotion Affects... | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
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Reseñas de tres libros importantes sobre la felicidad. Muy recomendables.

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Luz Maria Rodriguez Serrano's curator insight, July 3, 2013 9:14 PM

Una forma de encontrar lo que es necesario luchar.

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Clues in the Cycle of Suicide

Clues in the Cycle of Suicide | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates tend to increase in spring, not winter, and scientists are looking at a possible link to inflammation.
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Los suicidios aumentan en la primavera y los investigadores creen que una de las razones puede tener que ver con los procesos inflamatorios en el organismo.

 
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On Twitter, Christians Are Happier Than Atheists -

On Twitter, Christians Are Happier Than Atheists - | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Followers of major Christian figures tend to express more positive emotions in their tweets than followers of well-known atheists.
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Varias investigaciones reportan que la gente religiosa es más feliz que la no religiosa y se debate si el beneficio proviene de la religión per se o el apoyo social que ésta suele aportar. En este caso analizaron tweets y vieron diferencias en el uso del lenguaj:encontraron que los cristianos usan más términos emotivos y los ateos más racionales, y que los primeros también hablan más de procesos sociales.

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus other therapies: Redux

Cognitive-behavioral therapy versus other therapies: Redux | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
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Nuevo estudio meta-analítico encuentra que la terapia cognitiva conductual NO es mejor que otros abordajes terapéuticos (a pesar de la idea muy difundida de que debe ser el abordaje de elección)

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Happier Spending - New York Times

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SQUARE WALLET, an innovative new app, is changing the way we spend our money.
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Pagar por anticipado nos hace sentirnos mejor que hacerlo a crédito, y en general esperar por algo deseado nos trae más placer que la gratificación inmediata.

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iOpener - Measuring happiness at work

iOpener - Measuring happiness at work | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Via Oriana Tickell
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Artículo sobre la medición de la felicidad en el trabajo, del I-Opener Institute

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Oriana Tickell's curator insight, July 26, 2013 10:53 AM

Academic peer reviewed paper by Jessica Pryce Jones and Dr Simon Lutterbie on measuring Happiness at Work, published by the British Psychological Society. 

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Sleep and the Teenage Brain

Sleep and the Teenage Brain | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
How a seemingly simple change can have a profound effect on everything from academic performance to bullying.

"Sleep is the greatest crea

Via Oriana Tickell
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El cerebro de los adolescentes no está hecho para levantarse temprano. Algunas escuelas empiezan más tarde y los efectos en rendimiento académico son muy positivos

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Aida Elizabeth Garcia Navarro's curator insight, August 15, 2013 12:31 AM

En Suecia los niños de secundaria entran mas tarde que los de primaria por esta razón, sería bueno probarlo en México! Creo que por eso me fue muy bien en la secundaria en la tarde!

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Joie de Vivre: The secret is in science

Joie de Vivre: The secret is in science | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
As a part of its Feel Good campaign, Transform Cosmetic Surgery called upon world-renowned professor, Dr Todd Kashdan to review the results of nationwide
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El gran investigador Todd Kashdan ofrece una nueva "fórmula" de la felicidad: sentirse bien, vivir el momento,ser curiosos, hacer lo que nos gusta, piensa en los demás,cultiva tus relaciones interpersonales y cuida tu cuerpo.

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The Morality of Meditation: David DeSteno

The Morality of Meditation: David DeSteno | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it

MEDITATION is fast becoming a fashionable tool for improving your mind. With mounting scientific evidence that the practice can enhance creativity, memory and scores on standardized intelligence tests, interest in its practical benefits is growing. A number of “mindfulness” training programs, like that developed by the engineerChade-Meng Tan at Google, and conferences like Wisdom 2.0 for business and tech leaders, promise attendees insight into how meditation can be used to augment individual performance, leadership and productivity.

 

This is all well and good, but if you stop to think about it, there’s a bit of a disconnect between the (perfectly commendable) pursuit of these benefits and the purpose for which meditation was originally intended. Gaining competitive advantage on exams and increasing creativity in business weren’t of the utmost concern to Buddha and other early meditation teachers. As Buddha himself said, “I teach one thing and one only: that is, suffering and the end of suffering.” For Buddha, as for many modern spiritual leaders, the goal of meditation was as simple as that. The heightened control of the mind that meditation offers was supposed to help its practitioners see the world in a new and more compassionate way, allowing them to break free from the categorizations (us/them, self/other) that commonly divide people from one another.

 

But does meditation work as promised? Is its originally intended effect — the reduction of suffering — empirically demonstrable?

 

To put the question to the test, my lab, led in this work by the psychologist Paul Condon, joined with the neuroscientist Gaëlle Desbordes and the Buddhist lama Willa Miller to conduct an experiment whose publication is forthcoming in the journal Psychological Science. We recruited 39 people from the Boston area who were willing to take part in an eight-week course on meditation (and who had never taken any such course before). We then randomly assigned 20 of them to take part in weekly meditation classes, which also required them to practice at home using guided recordings. The remaining 19 were told that they had been placed on a waiting list for a future course.

 

After the eight-week period of instruction, we invited the participants to the lab for an experiment that purported to examine their memory, attention and related cognitive abilities. But as you might anticipate, what actually interested us was whether those who had been meditating would exhibit greater compassion in the face of suffering. To find out, we staged a situation designed to test the participants’ behavior before they were aware that the experiment had begun.

 

WHEN a participant entered the waiting area for our lab, he (or she) found three chairs, two of which were already occupied. Naturally, he sat in the remaining chair. As he waited, a fourth person, using crutches and wearing a boot for a broken foot, entered the room and audibly sighed in pain as she leaned uncomfortably against a wall. The other two people in the room — who, like the woman on crutches, secretly worked for us — ignored the woman, thus confronting the participant with a moral quandary. Would he act compassionately, giving up his chair for her, or selfishly ignore her plight?

 

The results were striking. Although only 16 percent of the nonmeditators gave up their seats — an admittedly disheartening fact — the proportion rose to 50 percent among those who had meditated. This increase is impressive not solely because it occurred after only eight weeks of meditation, but also because it did so within the context of a situation known to inhibit considerate behavior: witnessing others ignoring a person in distress — what psychologists call the bystander effect — reduces the odds that any single individual will help. Nonetheless, the meditation increased the compassionate response threefold.

 

Although we don’t yet know why meditation has this effect, one of two explanations seems likely. The first rests on meditation’s documented ability to enhance attention, which might in turn increase the odds of noticing someone in pain (as opposed to being lost in one’s own thoughts).

 

My favored explanation, though, derives from a different aspect of meditation: its ability to foster a view that all beings are interconnected. The psychologist Piercarlo Valdesolo and I have found that any marker of affiliation between two people, even something as subtle as tapping their hands together in synchrony, causes them to feel more compassion for each other when distressed. The increased compassion of meditators, then, might stem directly from meditation’s ability to dissolve the artificial social distinctions — ethnicity, religion, ideology and the like — that divide us.

 

Supporting this view, recent findings by the neuroscientists Helen Weng, Richard Davidson and colleagues confirm that even relatively brief training in meditative techniques can alter neural functioning in brain areas associated with empathic understanding of others’ distress — areas whose responsiveness is also modulated by a person’s degree of felt associations with others.

 

So take heart. The next time you meditate, know that you’re not just benefiting yourself, you’re also benefiting your neighbors, community members and as-yet-unknown strangers by increasing the odds that you’ll feel their pain when the time comes, and act to lessen it as well.

 


Via Jim Manske, Jone Johnson Lewis
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Nueva evidencia de que la meditación nos ayuda a ser más compasivos.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:56 AM

Actually, I like this very much...

Adrian Ivakhiv's curator insight, July 7, 2013 4:22 PM

The result -- that meditators are more likely to show empathy to a stranger -- is not surprising, but the proportion (three times as likely) is. The research base for this conclusion keeps growing...

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What Happy People Do Differently

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One of life's sharpest paradoxes is that the key to satisfaction is doing things that feel risky, uncomfortable, and occasionally bad.
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¿Qué hacen diferente las personas muy felices? Excelente artículo de Robert Biswas Diener y Todd Kashdan

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The Happiness of Pursuit

The Happiness of Pursuit | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Americans are free to pursue happiness, but there's no guarantee we'll achieve it. The secret is knowing how — and where — to look
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Excelente artículo sobre la búsqueda de la felicidad, especialmente en los EUA, pero aplicable a todo el mundo.

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Who’s Happy Around the World? | TIME.com

Who’s Happy Around the World? | TIME.com | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Finding bliss is complicated, no matter where you are in the worldRead the cover story on how to find happiness here.
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La felicidad en diferentes países. Excelente número de la revista Time del 8 de julio de 2013.

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How Exercise Can Calm Anxiety

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Exercise leads to the creation of excitable brain cells, but it also creates neurons that can quiet parts of the brain and counter everyday stress, new research in mice shows.
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Investigación de la Universidad de Princeton encontró que el ejercicio físico crea nuevas células en el cerebro que controlan la ansiedad.

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Morning Questions: Use the Power of Questions to Change Your Life

Morning Questions: Use the Power of Questions to Change Your Life | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Quality questions create a quality life. Develop a pattern of questions that empower you each morning with these seven core questions.
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Buenas preguntas para hacerse cada mañana, de Tony Robbins.

¿De qué estoy más contento en mi vida en este momento?

¿Qué me entusiasma más actualmente?

¿De qué me siento más orgulloso hoy en día?

¿De qué estoy más agradecido en mi vida hoy?

¿Con qué estoy comprometido en mi vida actualmente?

¿A quién amo?¿quién me ama a mí?

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Tony Kent's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:54 AM

What questions are you asking yourself?

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:10 PM

Each question began with what or who, not why or how.

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To Stay Focused, Listen to Mozart -

To Stay Focused, Listen to Mozart - | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
New research from Japan finds listening to a Mozart minuet helps people ignore extraneous information.
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Escuchar música de Mozart nos puede ayudar a concentrarnos y la música puede haber tenido un papel importante en nuestra evolución.

 
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Machines Can't Flow: The Difference Between Mechanical and Human Productivity

Machines Can't Flow: The Difference Between Mechanical and Human Productivity | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
More output, produced faster may be great metrics for machines, but for homo sapiens, the most powerful metric is engagement.
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Las máquinas no entran en flow: la diferencia entre la productividad humana y a mecánica.

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Rise of the autistic workforce - 29 May 2013 - New Scientist

Rise of the autistic workforce - 29 May 2013 - New Scientist | Psicología Positiva, Felicidad y Bienestar. Positive Psychology,Happiness & Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Major international companies are headhunting people with autism, recognising that their abilities can provide a competitive advantage
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Cada vez más compañías contratan a personas con autismo, reconocen sus habilidades especiales y adaptan el ambiente y el estilo de comunicación para colaborar mejor con ellos.

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