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The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work

The Formula For Creating Happiness At Work | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In her book The Happiness Myth, Jennifer Michael Hecht identifies three basic kinds of happiness: good day, good life, and peak, and I’ve found that thinking about work within her construct has helped me tease apart some of the “happiness formula”...
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happiness, meaning and creativity as the three pillars!

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Meet the three pillars and understand the difference.

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Flourish Mentoring

Flourish Mentoring | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A collection of articles on Leadership development utilizing a positive psychology i.e. well-being and strengths based approach to the workplace.  
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Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

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Hi Folks,

Pls consider following my new scoop.it topic 'Flourish Mentoring' as I will be curating workplace and leadership related articles under that topic from now on. I'll be using the 'positive psychology' topic more for basic research in positive psychology and applications to say school settings, but all  applications to workspace settings will now be covered under 'Flourish Mentoring'.  

 

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India’s happiness is on a downward roll

India’s happiness is on a downward roll | positive psychology | Scoop.it
I know I am late to the party, but I happened to read the World Happiness Report 2016 update [pdf] issued by the UN today only. I hadn’t expected India to have come near the top, since the pu…
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Grim outlook for India's happiness.
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How To Build Your Resilience And Heal From Abuse

How To Build Your Resilience And Heal From Abuse | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Resilience is an ordinary human trait. You have it in you. Be willing to tap into it and work on building it. Learn the 7 steps to build resilience.
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how to be resilient in the face of trauma.
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What Should You Choose: Time or Money?

What Should You Choose: Time or Money? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
If you picked time, chances are, you’re a happier person for it.
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choosing time over money!
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Are Authentic People More Self-Interested?

Are Authentic People More Self-Interested? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Are authentic people more selfish, aggressive and out for themselves. Research suggests otherwise and that authenticity may actually be for the common good.
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Authentic people are not more self-interested or selfish than others!
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Getting serious about funny: Psychologists see humor as a character strength

Getting serious about funny: Psychologists see humor as a character strength | positive psychology | Scoop.it
No longer dismissed as an undesirable negative trait to be avoided, humor is having a heyday among experimental psychologists.
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About the strength of humor!
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About the strength of humor!
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Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life by Harmony – Barbara Fredrickson, Ph. D.

Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life by Harmony – Barbara Fredrickson, Ph. D. | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here are my comments on the book: https://youtu.be/JDT9gJluBTs How do you become more positive? In her book, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, states several strategies on ways of becoming more positive, some of…
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I have been a  fan of Brian Johnson, this site seems to be inspired by the same (or is it vice versa?) Question to readers: would you like me to do some similar stuff?(I would love to!!)
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What's So Positive About Positive Psychology?

What's So Positive About Positive Psychology? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
People have long assumed that different positive psychology interventions are unique. What if they are all basically the same?
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Some insight into 'how' happiness interventions work!
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What Motivates You to Be Generous?

What Motivates You to Be Generous? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Recent research helps illuminate what's going on in our heads when we choose to give or to hold back.
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Important research on the science of generosity.
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Researchers created a scale for happiness in more than 230 US counties — and a revealing trend emerged

Researchers created a scale for happiness in more than 230 US counties — and a revealing trend emerged | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that urban dwellers are significantly less likely to be happy than their suburban or rural counterparts.
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Density of population and happiness inversely correlated. 
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A Better Kind of Happiness - The New Yorker

A Better Kind of Happiness - The New Yorker | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Will Storr examines the concept of eudaemonic happiness, first proposed by Aristotle, and how it may be beneficial to human health.
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Eudiamonia linked to better epigenetic profile! 
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3 Questions for Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit”

3 Questions for Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, Penn professor Angela Duckworth has published her first book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. And while she´s typically busy shipping exceptional research, giving TED presentations, or talking to the New York Times, it says a lot about her character that she also takes the time to answer some questions for my…
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Q&A with Angela on Grit!
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Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago - News

Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago - News | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom - Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago
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Be Mindful, Be wise!
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Your Positive Thinking Could Be Holding You Back

Your Positive Thinking Could Be Holding You Back | positive psychology | Scoop.it
“Reach for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”
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there is a difference between optimistic and hopeful action and merely wishful daydreaming; beware of the latter.
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It’s possible to learn to be more optimistic

It’s possible to learn to be more optimistic | positive psychology | Scoop.it
By Christian Jarrett Optimists have good reason to be optimistic – research tells us that their sunny outlook means that they are likely to live longer, healthier, happier lives compared with others who have a habit of seeing a darker future ahead. This has led positive psychologists to attempt to teach optimism, so that more people might…
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Optimism can be increased!
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How to Find Happiness with Positive Psychology

How to Find Happiness with Positive Psychology | positive psychology | Scoop.it
1. If money was never an issue, what would you spend your days doing?

2. What is your biggest regret so far in life?

3. If you were going to die at midnight, how would you spend the rest of your day?

4. If your world came crashing down today, who would you run to?

5. What is the one statement you would like to make when you’ve grown old and are coming to the end of your time here?

6. If the 10 year old version of yourself asked you what they’d grow up to be, would you be happy telling them?

7. What are 5 Things You Love about yourself?

8. What are 5 things about yourself you’d like to improve?

9. If you died today, what would your best friend say about you at your funeral?

10. If you could get up and just leave today, where would you go?

11. Is there one small thing you know you could do today that would make someones life better?

12. What’s the one skill you wish you had taken the time ti learn?

13. When was the last time you told the 3 people closest to you, what they mean to you?

14. How would you live in a world where judgement didn’t exist?

15. Of you could ask 1 person 1 question that they had to answer, who would they be and what would you ask?–

16. What is the biggest thing from the past that you are still holding onto

17. Is what you’re holding onto benefitting your life now in anyway?

18. How do you celebrate all the good things you have in your life?–

19. What’s the best piece of advice you have ever received?

20. Did you take it?

21. In your eyes, what are the differences between living and existing?

22. What is your motivation?

23. What is your inspiration?

24. What is the last thing you did that would be worthy of a ‘Good News Write Up’

25. You have been granted 3 wishes, what would they be?

26. What did you want to be as a child?

27. What has been the biggest adventure of your life?

28. Honestly, how happy are you right now on a scale of 1 (Saddest) – 10 (Happiest)?
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Measuring different types of Well-being

Measuring different types of Well-being | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Well-being is a very broad construct. Any good measure of well-being is likely to be multi-dimensional and consist of many factors or scales. A recent review of
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you can only control what you measure; hence measuring the 'right' well-being is very important.
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Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy

Why You Shouldn’t Want To Always Be Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In the 1990s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman led the positive psychology movement, which placed the study of human happiness squarely at the center…
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good write-up on happiness and how to reconcile with the fact of limited happiness in our lives.
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Why so serious? The untapped value of positive psychology | PsyPost

Why so serious? The untapped value of positive psychology | PsyPost | positive psychology | Scoop.it
All we can ever hope to do, Sigmund Freud once wrote, is “to change neurotic misery into common unhappiness”. This pessimistic statement from arguably the most
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A good summary of the positive psychology approach!
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Neuroscience Reveals The Easy Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Neuroscience Reveals The Easy Ritual That Will Make You Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows that one simple thing can make you happier, more successful and even improve your relationships. And it's dead simple.

Via Bobby Dillard
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The power of touch to make you happy!
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Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
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sound advice, though I just spent some money on macbook; hope its for the apple experience!
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Si pudiste salir de vacaciones, tienes suerte: vale más invertir el dinero en experiencias que en cosas.

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The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

More goodness like this: https://brianjohnson.me/membership/?ref=yt Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. Hope yo
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Pain is inevitable, resisting it and suffering are optional!
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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Try really hard, and then stop, recover, and repeat.
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Refueling as a necessary ingredient of being hardy!
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Behavioral Science on the Power of Purpose, Empathy, Humor,
Story, & Happiness

Behavioral Science on the Power of Purpose, Empathy, Humor,<br/>Story, & Happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Behavioral Science on the Power of Purpose, Empathy, Humor, Story, & Happiness In the below videos, Professor Jennifer Aaker explores how better understanding purpose, empathy, humor, story
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What Mindfulness is Missing, by Kira M. Newman

What Mindfulness is Missing, by Kira M. Newman | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Dr. Jim Doty grew up in poverty and with an alcoholic father and depressed mother. But when he was 12 years old, a chance encounter with a woman named Ruth, and her teachings on mindfulness, visualization, and compassion, changed his life. He is now a clinical professor of neurosurgery at Stanford University and founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. In this interview, Dr. Doty shares more about his life journey and about how mindfulness has to be coupled with compassion in order for one to truly develop wisdom.
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Mindfulness without compassion does not make sense!
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Sisu – The Hidden Driver of An Entrepreneur | London Entrepreneurship Review

Sisu – The Hidden Driver of An Entrepreneur | London Entrepreneurship Review | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Sisu as short-term high intensity courage and determination!
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