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What You Need to Know about Empathy Vs Sympathy

What You Need to Know about Empathy Vs Sympathy | positive psychology | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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need one say more? read, watch the video and share around:-)

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Including Empathy in your classroom...as part of the curriculum maybe?
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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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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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What a Happy Cell Looks Like

What a Happy Cell Looks Like | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.
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how eudiamonic happiness affects immune function and telomere length.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, February 7, 7:16 PM

La felicidad influye sobre la expresión genética y  la inflamación.

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No Pain, no Gain? Think again! We are able to experience Post-Ecstatic Growth, Science says

No Pain, no Gain? Think again! We are able to experience Post-Ecstatic Growth, Science says | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Gains without pains? Growth after positive events,
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cherish your best moments- they can also be a springboard for your growth!

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Crecimiento post-extático: no solo del dolor se aprende.

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The Differences Between Happiness and Meaning in Life

The Differences Between Happiness and Meaning in Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There can be substantial trade-offs between seeking happiness and seeking meaning in life.
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Its important to note the similarities and differences in these 2 major motivations/ goals of life; add to the mix the two other goals of success and integrity/morality  and you have all you need to lead a good life!

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La diferencia entre la felicidad y tener una vida con sentido 

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añada su visión ...

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Swami Sarvapriyananda at IITK: Happiness - Vedanta and Positive Psychology

Vivekananda Samiti, IIT Kanpur was privileged to organize a 3-day Lecture Series on Vedanta by Swami Sarvapriyanandaji Maharaj, an eminent speaker and monk f...
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Positive psychology and Vedanta nicely related!

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Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2015, by Kindspring.org

Top 10 Kindness Stories of 2015, by Kindspring.org | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What if we invited people from different parts of the world, to sit around a fireplace and share stories of their experiences with kindness? A kind act that they may have done, received, or been a witness to. That is what the online KindSpring.org community looks like. It's hard to select a few stories from thousands that were shared. Some are small acts that make someone's day, while others are life-altering to say the least. But they all have one thing in common, a big heart. Here are the top 10 stories of kindness from 2015!
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add your own story for this year!

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The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015

The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2015 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
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cool studies and results to keep in mind!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, December 30, 2015 3:24 PM

10 hallazgos del 2015 sobre el bienestar y la vida con sentido #PsicologiaPositiva #bienestar #PosPsy

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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 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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Other people matter. Relationships matter. Period.

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Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health?

Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We are happy researchers, and so we plan to be around when that happens.
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Love this "We are happy researchers, and so we plan to be around when that happens."

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Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels

Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels | positive psychology | Scoop.it

elf by helping others! pedrosimoes7 via flickrGo ahead and tend to your sulky friend - helping others can protect you from the negative effects of stress, research suggests.You may

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helping yourself by helping others!

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Positive Psychology Books: Your Top 100 List of Readings

Positive Psychology Books: Your Top 100 List of Readings | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The Best Positive Psychology Books in 2014 available for download (PDF), including the 'Science of happiness books' and 'Strength Finding Books'.
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a pretty good list ..have personally read and would recommend many books on the list!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, December 16, 2015 9:13 PM

100 de los mejores libros de psicología positiva #PsicologiaPositiva #PosPsy

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Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune

Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Move over, secondhand smoke—there’s a new health risk in town.
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Not only should you guard yourself against second hand stress; considering the contagious and harmful effects of stress, it becomes your moral duty towards your loved ones to be as stress free as possible:-)

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Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset?

Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.
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One of the dilemmas I face as a Gallup strengths coach is Gallup's insistence (and test-retest correlations to back this up) that strengths order does not change significantly and what this means for people who want to develop some of their lesser strengths. I believe in a personal growth mindset-- that all strengths can be increased with effort and right strategies-- though to be sure the greatest impact will be by focusing on stop strengths and becoming a better version of yourself!

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How People Learn to Become Resilient

How People Learn to Become Resilient | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Maria Konnikova writes about resilience and the skills that researches say can be learned to acquire it.
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Resilience skills can be taught to children!

 

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How to Be an Optimal Human

How to Be an Optimal Human | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Science-informed suggestions to help you have greater health, growth, and happiness.
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an excellent article by Scott summarizing ideas of cult figures in psychology in modern light about how to be optimally human! 

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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
Wikimedia CommonsMatthieu Ricard, the world's happiest manWho is the happiest man in the world?If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.Matthieu
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Volunteer, for Your Own Health

Volunteer, for Your Own Health | positive psychology | Scoop.it
People who volunteer lead longer, healthier lives. Some public-health experts believe the time has come for doctors to recommend it alongside diet and exercise.
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helping others is healthy and helpful for you too!

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Hopes and Dreams: What the top-tier Positive Psychology Researchers wish for 2016

Hopes and Dreams: What the top-tier Positive Psychology Researchers wish for 2016 | positive psychology | Scoop.it
One day before New Year's Eve, I sent an e-mail to some of the foremost researchers and experts in Positive Psychology and adjacent. I asked them to answer one of the following questions. What do you hope for Positive Psychology in 2016? What are your expectations of Positive Psychology in 2016? What would be a…
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As the question was put to PP researchers, the answers too are more or less focused around research; I would wish that more or equal focus was also on applications of +ve psychology  and at least some of the researchers who take a high -handed approach to practitioners (life- hacks bloggers, +ve education branding:-) etc) were more sympathetic to the actual challenges that practitioners face and appreciative of and inclusive of them when it came to viewing them as  an integral part of Positive psychology movement, and not as free-riders or  charlatans.

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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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Looks like an interesting concept....new year is a good time to write a hope letter
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Science suggests pursuing your passions does make you a happier person

Science suggests pursuing your passions does make you a happier person | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A new psychological study investigates.
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Two harmonious passions are better than one or none harmonious passions; obsessive passions are obviously a non-o!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, December 30, 2015 3:21 PM

Tener pasiones en la vida nos hace más felices #PsicologiaPositiva #pasiones #PosPsy

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Kindness Makes You Happy… and Happiness Makes You Kind

Kindness Makes You Happy… and Happiness Makes You Kind | positive psychology | Scoop.it
New research suggests that once you start doing nice things for other people, you might not want to stop.
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be part of the positive upward spiral

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Does Wealth Reduce Compassion?

Does Wealth Reduce Compassion? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Dacher Keltner discusses his lab's research into the effect that wealth has on people's generosity and sense of connectedness.
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the more rich you are the more Ayn Randian your views....what a sad state of affairs!

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The Key To Living Like the Happiest People On Earth - Fulfillment Daily

The Key To Living Like the Happiest People On Earth - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Being happy isn't just about you - helping others find happiness helps you find your own true happiness!
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helping others as a route to happiness!

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The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself - Fulfillment Daily

The Greatest Gift You Can Give: Yourself - Fulfillment Daily | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Having trouble finding Christmas presents for your loved ones? This holiday season, try giving the gift of yourself!
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if you are running out of gift ideas, try gifting your time and attention this year:-)

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Could An 11 Minute Habit Change Your Life?

Could An 11 Minute Habit Change Your Life? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Does the idea of improving your wellbeing leave you feeling completely worn out?  Raise your positivity levels, discover your strengths, practice compassion, fi(...)
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cue, routine and reward loop to build your happiness habits!

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4 New and Helpful Insights on Gratitude

4 New and Helpful Insights on Gratitude | positive psychology | Scoop.it
But gratitude alone is not enough on Thanksgiving.
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a curious and spiritual attitude enhances gratitude!

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