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Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology, focused on what makes humans happier, more productive, resilient and feeling more fulfilled in life.
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Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical: The Neuroscience behind Decision Making

Decisions Are Emotional, Not Logical: The Neuroscience behind Decision Making | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
At the point of decision, emotions are very important for choosing. In fact even with what we believe are logical decisions, the very point of choice is arguably always based on emotion.
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Can Tylenol Help Heal a Broken Heart?

Can Tylenol Help Heal a Broken Heart? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
When a neuroscience student gets dumped, she finds comfort (and an over-the-counter remedy) in her knowledge of the physiology of romantic rejection.
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Can Mindfulness Help Treat PTSD?

Can Mindfulness Help Treat PTSD? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Soldiers who return home in casts and caskets are not the only ones struck down by the trauma of war. Many young military men and women carry emotional wounds far beyond the battlefield in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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BE Bites: the subconscious influence of optimism | Opinion

BE Bites: the subconscious influence of optimism | Opinion | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
One of the most effective ways to help people grasp – and become more aware of the existence of – our cognitive biases and systematic errors is to illustrate how they themselves are affected by bias says Crawford Hollingworth.
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Are we positively biased?
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The Boxes We Grow Up In: identity, development and the prefrontal cortex

The Boxes We Grow Up In: identity, development and the prefrontal cortex | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Ask anyone--I was a hot mess in my teens and early twenties. Disorganized, unfocused, and completely unable to finish anything I started. I dropped out of high school because I found the graduation requirements overwhelming, and by the time I finally graduated college at age 30 (remember the age, it's important) I had credits from…
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How Yoga & Meditation Increase Creativity & Healthy Emotions

How Yoga & Meditation Increase Creativity & Healthy Emotions | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Research continues to demonstrate the power of meditation and yoga practices to transform our entire beings. These two new studies illustrate how creativity in increased from meditation; and that yoga diminishes stress and anxiety. They add to the growing body of knowledge of the impact of these practices upon our minds, emotions and behavior.
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Are the brains of creative people different?

Are the brains of creative people different? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
This article is published in collaboration with Quartz.
What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barr...
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The Highly Valuable Skill You Should Look for in Employees (But Probably Don't)

The Highly Valuable Skill You Should Look for in Employees (But Probably Don't) | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A new report reveals the incredible value of highly resilient employees.
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The Key to Employee Engagement Isn’t What You Think | Workforce Development | Training Industry

There’s no question that employee engagement is one of the most important topics that companies face, especially when dealing with today’s workforce.
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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 | Positive Psychology | 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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What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy?

What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy?
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How To Stay Resilient In The Face Of Adversity | Addicted 2 Success

How To Stay Resilient In The Face Of Adversity | Addicted 2 Success | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The average person would rather be comfortable than be challenged. They have big dreams and big wishes, but are reluctant to sacrifice their comfort in order to
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How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
How to get people to like you -- it's a tricky problem. Here the head of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Program explains how to make people like you quickly.
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Oxytocin Changes Everything

Oxytocin Changes Everything | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Oxytocin is the neurotransmitter released when you are in Love. Discover its benefits and the easy ways you can increase your Oxytocin levels.
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Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction: This Will Change Your View Of Drugs & Addiction Forever

Drugs Don’t Cause Addiction: This Will Change Your View Of Drugs & Addiction Forever | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What causes drug addiction? Easy! Addictive substances. You take heroin and you’ll become an addict for sure, right? This is the narrative that our society teaches us. It is the reason why we treat addicts like criminals, blaming them for the choice they have made when they could have just as easily chosen a normal, […]
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5 Reasons Why Positive Emotions make You more Sociable

5 Reasons Why Positive Emotions make You more Sociable | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Emotions play a vital role in our sociability. Positive emotions in particular help to protect, promote and sustain our most important relationships.
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How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study suggests there’s some science behind the claims made for mindfulness meditation.
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Josefina Edelstein's curator insight, February 20, 10:53 AM

Estudios científicos comienzan a avalar los beneficios de la meditación.

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A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per day | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Just think happy thoughts!
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Matthieu Ricard comparte su secreto para la felicidad

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To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body

To Better Cope With Stress, Listen to Your Body | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
To handle stress and adversity more effectively, we should probably pay closer attention to what is happening inside our bodies, according to a fascinating new brain study.
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, January 29, 12:48 PM

Para manejar mejor el estrés, escucha a tu cuerpo

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The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis

The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
In the U.S. and globally, employee engagement numbers haven't budged in years. Is there anything leaders can do?
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Does Your Company Have the Wrong Investment Focus for Employee Engagement?

Does Your Company Have the Wrong Investment Focus for Employee Engagement? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Gallop Management Journal publishes a semi-annual Employee Engagement Index (EEI). Their most recent U.S. results show that:

Little improvement in employee engagement over the past year.

32% U....
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Functional Neural Plasticity and Associated Changes in Positive Affect After Compassion Training

Functional Neural Plasticity and Associated Changes in Positive Affect After Compassion Training | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

Functional Neural Plasticity and Associated Changes in Positive Affect After Compassion Training Olga M.

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Stirling Behavioural Science Blog : A Note on the Ethics of Nudge - Guest Post from Dr. Christian Schubert

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6 Surprising Insights of Successful Employee Engagement

6 Surprising Insights of Successful Employee Engagement | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Leaders finally realize the importance of a fully engaged workforce. Now they should learn what practices drive and sustain employee engagement.
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