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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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"Helping people focus on the meaning and impact of their work, rather than on, say, the financial returns it will bring, may be the best way to improve not only the quality of their work but also — counterintuitive though it may seem — their financial success. "

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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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nathalie chiasson's curator insight, March 9, 2016 7:11 AM

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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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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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, January 7, 12:59 PM

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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16 of history's greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness

16 of history's greatest philosophers reveal the secret to happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder
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Some good thoughts there!
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This Is How To Unlock Meaning In Life: 4 Proven Secrets

This Is How To Unlock Meaning In Life: 4 Proven Secrets | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Visit the post for more.
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Tips on increasing meaning in one's life!
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ABCD and the Existential Givens

ABCD and the Existential Givens | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Long-time readers of this blog will be familiar with my ABCD model of psychology whereby I parse phenomena along 4 dimensions- Affective, Behavioral, Cognitive
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on the marriage of existentialism and positive psychology!
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Barbara Fredrickson: The Positivity Ratio

Barbara Fredrickson shares her research on the ideal ratio of positive to negative emotions, and offers suggestions for how to flourish in life.
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although the positivity ratio (the exact figure of 3:1 ) has been recalled, this is an excellent video touching on important concepts.
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Barbara Fredrickson: Positive Emotions Transform Us

Barbara Fredrickson suggests that positive emotions make us more resilient to setbacks, improve our relationships, and may even change our biological makeup.
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On the transforming power of positive emotions.
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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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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, January 7, 12:52 PM

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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A good sense of humor is a sign of psychological health

A good sense of humor is a sign of psychological health | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Humor is observed in all cultures and at all ages. But only in recent decades has experimental psychology respected it as an essential, fundamental human behavior. Historically, psychologists framed humor negatively, suggesting it demonstrated superiority, vulgarity, Freudian id conflict, or a defense mechanism to hide one’s true feelings. In this view, an individual used humor t
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don't just be happy, make others happy using your sense of humor:-)
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don't just be happy, make others happy using your sense of humor:-)
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A Smart Sense of Humor Helps People Survive Being Alive

A Smart Sense of Humor Helps People Survive Being Alive | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Especially for women.
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recognizing humor in situations associated with lowered mortality!
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Mental health or Mental illness?

Mental health or Mental illness? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Today is World Mental Health Day. As pre WHO mandate, World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotio
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Still relevant today #WorldMentalHealthDay lets focus on promoting mental health too, and not just preventing mental illness.
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Barbara Fredrickson: Positive Emotions Open Our Mind

Barbara Fredrickson discusses how positive emotions broaden our awareness of the world, allowing us to become more in tune with the needs of others.
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on the broadening effects of positive emotions.
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Tom Wojick's curator insight, October 3, 2016 9:23 AM

It appears that the world is more aware of negative emotions and therefore we are losing touch with the needs of others and becoming polarized.

Arron Saini's comment, October 10, 2016 3:29 AM
Everybody say to be positive. Lets know the reason behind of being positive and overcome negative. http://www.dadabhagwan.org/path-to-happiness/self-help/positive-thinking/why-be-positive-to-remain-happy/
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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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