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Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

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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'.  

 

thanks,

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Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness at Google.
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LIVE HAPPY: Start a Ripple of Kindness in Your Community – Goodthink Inc.

LIVE HAPPY: Start a Ripple of Kindness in Your Community – Goodthink Inc. | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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How I Learned About the Perils of Grit

How I Learned About the Perils of Grit | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Grit, the Scarlett Johannson of organizational cures, has problems. Neglected research points to the dark side of promoting and nurturing grit.
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A very balanced coverage on the downsides of focusing exclusively on grit
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Making Hope Happen | OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson

Making Hope Happen | OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others
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Hope is an important construct in positive psychology; hope you enjoy watching this video.
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Maslow’s eight basic needs and the eight stage developmental model

Maslow’s eight basic needs and the eight stage developmental model | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Most of us are familiar with the Maslow's hierarchy of needs . Though we tend to think of them as five basic needs, Maslow had modified the hierarchy later to
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One of the most popular posts on The Mouse Trap!
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This Is How To Have A Happy Life: 4 Proven Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

This Is How To Have A Happy Life: 4 Proven Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Science has a blueprint for how to have a happy life. In fact, there are four of them. Here's what you need to know to keep your face smiling.
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Here is wishing everyone a Full Life!
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The secret to living a meaningful life

The secret to living a meaningful life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.
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have attainable and meaningful personal projects!
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5 Rules For A Happier Life

5 Rules For A Happier Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people fro
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based on the Grant study
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Entrevista con George Vaillant sobre los principales hallazgos sobre la felicidad del Grant Study de Harvard (una investigación  sobre el desarrollo adulto que lleva más de 75 años)

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What the Aztecs can teach us about happiness and the good life – Sebastian Purcell | Aeon Ideas

In the spring semester of the school year, I teach a class called ‘Happiness’. It’s always packed with students because, like most people, they want to learn the secret to feeling fulfilled.
‘How many of you want to be happy in life?’ I ask
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A different perspective on happiness  - much more rooted !
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, January 7, 12:56 PM

No sabía nada sobre la filosofía de los aztecas sobre qué es una buena vida. Muy interesante.

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Feeling Awe May Be the Secret to Health and Happiness

Feeling Awe May Be the Secret to Health and Happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The hike, in a narrow box canyon, wasn’t going so well. Stacy Bare and his brother were arguing, for one thing. High sandstone walls hid any view, even from the 6-foot-7 Bare. After a second Army deployment, in Iraq, he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): drinking too much, suicidal and struggling to find [...]
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the power of awe to heal and make happy!
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Positive news stories bring people together, study finds

Positive news stories bring people together, study finds | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Consuming positive news can lead to an increased acceptance of others, a feeling of community and motivation to contribute to social change, new research shows
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More power to the positive news movement. Share some positive news today on your FB/ twitter feed!
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Happier @ Work

Happier @ Work | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
I maintain a separate blog at Flourish Mentoring, which is dedicated to positive psychology based leadership and educational engagement topics. There I recently
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Finished posting all 10 mini-lessons on how to be happier @ work. Hope you find it useful!
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The Space Between Self-Esteem and Self Compassion: Kristin Neff at TEDxCentennialParkWomen

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At
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Neff on Self-compassion!
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The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become

The Father Of Mindfulness on What Mindfulness Has Become | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
“The biggest distractor is not your iPhone — it’s your own mind.”
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Mindfulness has arrived and is here to stay!
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Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution'

Why This Scientist And Buddhist Monk Is Calling For An 'Altruism Revolution' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives. As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later
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Compassion as the root of happiness!
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Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Martin E.P. Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests how to cultivate a better you.
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Do try this at home!
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What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister | Aeon Essays

What is better – a happy life or a meaningful one? – Roy F Baumeister | Aeon Essays | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness is not the same as a sense of meaning. How do we go about finding a meaningful life, not just a happy one?
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A long, but beautiful essay by Baumeister, where he starts digressing a bit in the middle, but an essential read for anyone interested in living a  (happy/) meaningful life!
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The Unexpected Drawbacks To Positive Thinking

The Unexpected Drawbacks To Positive Thinking | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
One psychologist explains why you "can't expect people to change their mind-sets the way they change their underwear."
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Counterpoint to positive thinking
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Embracing Hardship: A Surprising Secret To Happiness | Scope Blog

Embracing Hardship: A Surprising Secret To Happiness | Scope Blog | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our
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accepting the negatives that life throws at us
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accepting the negatives that life throws at us
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Feel-Good vs. Feel-Purpose: Hedonia and Eudaimonia as separate but connected Pathways to Happiness

Feel-Good vs. Feel-Purpose: Hedonia and Eudaimonia as separate but connected Pathways to Happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Ever since graduating from the Penn MAPP program, I give a handful of presentations and keynotes on Positive Psychology each quarter. Since I´m an executive in a multinational corporation, I mostly get invited to talk to fellow businessmen, and the greater part of my talks addresses human resources, leadership, and organization culture topics. One of the charts I…
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the complex facets of a fulfilled life!
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Write a Hope Letter

Write a Hope Letter | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
If you want a better way to keep your resolutions, try writing a hope letter to your future self.
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New year may be just the right time to write a hope letter to oneself. 
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Escribir una carta sobre las esperanza que tenemos para nuestro futuro  puedes ser una buena manera de cumplir con nuestros propósitos

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New year may be just the right time to write a hope letter to oneself. 
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I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success - here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away

I read 15 books this year on happiness, productivity, and success - here are the most meaningful insights I've taken away | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Shana Lebowitz
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What a wonderful list; I'm inspired by this to blog about the 15 or so books I myself read in 2016!
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What Psychology Says About Materialism and the Holidays

What Psychology Says About Materialism and the Holidays | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Tim Kasser, PhD, answers questions related to being materialistic, materialism in the world today, compulsive shoppers, psychological research associated with materialism and the affects religious faith has on materialism during the holiday season.
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On materialism and its relationship to happiness!
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How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Hope isn't just silly pollyanna optimism. There's a science behind it that can help you overcome challenges and be happier. Here's how to have hope.
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You will hopefully read this article, and benefit in terms of both achievement and happiness.
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What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
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its not money, or fame, or hard work......relationships matter. Period.
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