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Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s happiness’

Richard Layard: ‘Money is not the only thing affecting people’s happiness’ | positive psychology | Scoop.it
How could we become a happier nation? One pioneering economist has spent the best part of a decade arguing that we simply must find an answer to this question – gaining the support of David Cameron, who backed the notion of happiness as “the new GDP”.
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Happiness depend son multiple factors and having good relationships is one important aspect of the same.

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Richard Layard, el economista que más ha impulsado el estudio de la felicidad habla del impacto del dinero en ésta

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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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The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Bronnie Ware is an Australian palliative care nurse who provides specialised medical care for people who are in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Whilst working with dying people, Bonnie recorded the dying thoughts of her patient on her blog Inspiration and Chai, which got so much attention the s…
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Live your life and be happy!

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How to Be Mindful in the Real World

How to Be Mindful in the Real World | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Three practices to make regular contemplative practices more effective
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mindfulness tips!

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The Dalai Lama’s translator explains why being kind to yourself is good for the world

The Dalai Lama’s translator explains why being kind to yourself is good for the world | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Author and scholar Thupten Jinpa offers six strategies for increasing your capacity for compassion
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practical ways to be self compassionate!

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Why Doctors Should Care About Happiness | Sarah Pressman at TEDxUCIrvine - YouTube

Dr. Sarah Pressman is an award winning Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California,...
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a great talk about the health benefits of happiness.

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Thanks!

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on gratitude

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7 Tips on How to be Courageous

7 Tips on How to be Courageous | positive psychology | Scoop.it
7 strategies to understand what courage really is and how to train ourselves to perform small, daily acts of bravery.
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how to hone your character strength of courage/ bravery!

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Two Ways to Be Happy

Two Ways to Be Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Controlling how you respond to your circumstances may matter as much as controlling the circumstances themselves, according to a new study.
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happiness lies in between- neither all in our mind nor out in the circumstances we face.

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this way of thinking is so helpful, especially for my students

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Researchers tested a rat’s empathy by giving it a choice between chocolate and a drowning friend

Researchers tested a rat’s empathy by giving it a choice between chocolate and a drowning friend | positive psychology | Scoop.it
VIDEO: A rat's dilemma.
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Event rats value and indulge in empathetic concern over self indulgence.

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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?
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social-emotional/ character strengths are important----no matter what you call them!

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Summary | World Happiness Report

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World happiness report 2015 now available. What a shame that India is at 117 and more concerning is that it is one of the 11 mots losers from 2005-7 to 2012-14. The only silver lining being there is lot of scope for improving well being in this country:-)

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☮ The simple things in life are measurable

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Excellence Reporter

Excellence Reporter | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Reporting on the meaning and the excellence of life
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A pretty good compilation of meaning of life quotes from some  amazing contemporary thinkers.

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The Secret to Happiness

The Secret to Happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness comes from your own actions. Happiness is a choice. When you find yourself in an emotional state that you'd rather not be in, you have the power to change it in an instant.
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It's in the action.....

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Why We Do What We Do

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looks like a good book by Edward Deci of SDT fame.

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2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research

2 Things That Lead to a Happy Life, Backed By Research | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Childhood experiences matter more than you think
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relationships and warm childhood!

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Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In his new book, ‘Altruism,’ a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.
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Be focused on helping others and being kind instead!

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Wired for kindness: Science shows we prefer compassion, and our capacity grows with practice

Wired for kindness: Science shows we prefer compassion, and our capacity grows with practice | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Do you think people are born selfish? New research shows otherwise
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the benefits of being compassionate.

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Willpower

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a great note on the book 'willpower' by Roy Baumeister, whose master class I had the pleasure and good fortune to attend!

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Why Do We Experience Awe?

Why Do We Experience Awe? | positive psychology | Scoop.it

We humans can get goose bumps when we experience awe, that often-positive feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends our understanding of the world.

 

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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awe as a means to broaden our horizons.

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, June 6, 5:37 AM

According to new research presented in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, awe might help shift our focus from our narrow self-interest to the interests of the group to which we belong.


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The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Planning a vacation this summer? You've chosen to spend your money in the way that's going to give you the most happiness.
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experiences bring more happiness than material possessions!

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7 razones por las que vale más gastar en experiencias que en cosas

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New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life

New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Fascinating! Purpose in life leads to many good health outcomes.

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A tale of two cities and three degrees of influence | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

A tale of two cities and three degrees of influence  | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A tale of two cities and three degrees of influence - Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. – Henri Fredric Amiel
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the spread of happiness, amongst other things , in networks!

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What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We can all get better at cultivating compassion.
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a call of action for a compassionate world!

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The Geography of Well-Being

The Geography of Well-Being | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.
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Quite useful for those in the US!

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Scars of Gold: What the Japanese Art of Kintsukuroi can tell us about Post-Traumatic Growth

Scars of Gold: What the Japanese Art of Kintsukuroi can tell us about Post-Traumatic Growth | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Sometimes, you coincidentally run into things - and you instantly have a flash of insight that profoundly deepens your understanding of a specific facet of human life. This so happened when one of ...
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turn your scars into scars of gold:-)

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