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India's Performance Management Problem

Performance management systems in India face serious questions about their credibility, according to a study. Many employees doubt whether such systems effectively identify superior performance or properly reward it.
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meet the emotional needs of your employees too by being seen as transparent about performance appraisals and evaluations:-)

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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,

Sandeep Gautam

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Living with a Purpose Changes Everything

Living with a Purpose Changes Everything | positive psychology | Scoop.it
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
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The strength of purpose is correlated with well-being.
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Positive Psychology News Daily » Action for Happiness: 5th Anniversary – Past, Present, Future

Positive Psychology News Daily » Action for Happiness: 5th Anniversary – Past, Present, Future | positive psychology | Scoop.it
@BridgetGC.
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Here is wishing Action for Happiness many more years of meaningful impact! (the article though is mostly about Seligman's talk)
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Column: When to quit, from an expert on grit

Column: When to quit, from an expert on grit | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals — essentially, the opposite of quitting. But is quitting ever a good thing?
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:"Go, go, go until you can’t go anymore…then turn left."
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Emma Seppälä On Building Positive Priorities

Emma Seppälä On Building Positive Priorities | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Emma Seppälä, Stanford psychologist and author of The Happiness Track, on the benefits of wellbeing in an 'always-on' world.
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Q&A with Emma Seppala on work and wellbeing.
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Should We Aim To Be Perfectly Happy?

Should We Aim To Be Perfectly Happy? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that both positive and negative emotions have their place when it comes to flourishing.
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take a nuanced approach to maximizing happiness, which is more than just positive emotions!
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Strengths gone astray: The real mental Illnesses?

Strengths gone astray: The real mental Illnesses? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
One of the cornerstones of Positive Psychology is a framework of 24 character strengths, introduced in 2004 via a book written by the late Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman. In order to be qualified as a universal character strength, an attribute must display the following attributes characteristics: (1) A strength contributes to fulfillment and to…
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As strengths coaches we always talk about under use and overuse of strengths.....This framework is a great help!
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Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier:

Happy Thoughts: Here are the things proven to make you happier: | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Here's all the latest research on how to be happier collected in one place, and made easy to read and use. Guaranteed to increase happy thoughts. Enjoy!
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Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day

Improve Your Life: 10 Things You Should Do Every Day | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Want to improve your life? Here are ten things that scientific research has repeatedly shown can help anyone be happier, healthier and all around better.
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Time to change the daily routine to accommodate these practices!
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Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning

Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Albert Einstein called this
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the benefits of being an optimist!
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Is Grit Overrated?

Is Grit Overrated? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The downsides of dogged, single-minded persistence
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No, its not; we still need it to become mainstream!
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Money can buy happiness, but only to a point

Money can buy happiness, but only to a point | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The effect of money on happiness depends on what you're already making.

Via David Cooperrider & Christopher Johnston
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An economist colleague at Case Western Reserve University--David Clingsmith --is doing fascinating research on how how income levels might lower negative affect in life. The difference the marginal dollar makes in reducing negative emotions starts to fall off around $70,000, is very low by $160,000 and hits zero around $200,000.

 

Those results are remarkably similar to the correlations reported in a 2010 study that found that people don't get happier after $75,000 a year.

 

That study analyzed data from the Gallup Organization in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (GHWBI). It's a lower number because researchers in that case used a single person's income rather than the family income used by Clingingsmith.

While the 2010 study found that three different measures of positive emotion (or lack of negative emotion) saw rapid improvement that slowed to nothing around $75,000, it also looked at a fourth metric that continued to rise far after that point. 

That metric was "life evaluation" — a scale that asks the respondent to rate his or her life from 0, "the worst possible life for you," to 10, "the best possible life for you." It can be thought of as a measurement of how a person judges the success of their own life, rather than the feelings they experience while living it.

That measure seems to be more sensitive to socioeconomic status, the authors noted. People naturally compare their lives and incomes to others', and even if they experience no negative emotions they may yearn for and be more satisfied with higher pay far beyond the level they would need to avoid pain or afford leisure.

 

"That comparison between yourself and other people is really important for one's sense of well-being," said Clingingsmith. "If I'm a trader and making $300,000 at a firm where everyone else is making $450,000, that may feel different."

 
 
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An economist colleague at Case Western Reserve University--David Clingsmith --is doing fascinating research on how how income levels might lower negative affect in life. The difference the marginal dollar makes in reducing negative emotions starts to fall off around $70,000, is very low by $160,000 and hits zero around $200,000.

 

Those results are remarkably similar to the correlations reported in a 2010 study that found that people don't get happier after $75,000 a year.

 

That study analyzed data from the Gallup Organization in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (GHWBI). It's a lower number because researchers in that case used a single person's income rather than the family income used by Clingingsmith.

While the 2010 study found that three different measures of positive emotion (or lack of negative emotion) saw rapid improvement that slowed to nothing around $75,000, it also looked at a fourth metric that continued to rise far after that point. 

That metric was "life evaluation" — a scale that asks the respondent to rate his or her life from 0, "the worst possible life for you," to 10, "the best possible life for you." It can be thought of as a measurement of how a person judges the success of their own life, rather than the feelings they experience while living it.

That measure seems to be more sensitive to socioeconomic status, the authors noted. People naturally compare their lives and incomes to others', and even if they experience no negative emotions they may yearn for and be more satisfied with higher pay far beyond the level they would need to avoid pain or afford leisure.

 

"That comparison between yourself and other people is really important for one's sense of well-being," said Clingingsmith. "If I'm a trader and making $300,000 at a firm where everyone else is making $450,000, that may feel different."

 
 
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An economist colleague at Case Western Reserve University--David Clingsmith --is doing fascinating research on how how income levels might lower negative affect in life. The difference the marginal dollar makes in reducing negative emotions starts to fall off around $70,000, is very low by $160,000 and hits zero around $200,000.

 

Those results are remarkably similar to the correlations reported in a 2010 study that found that people don't get happier after $75,000 a year.

 

That study analyzed data from the Gallup Organization in the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (GHWBI). It's a lower number because researchers in that case used a single person's income rather than the family income used by Clingingsmith.

While the 2010 study found that three different measures of positive emotion (or lack of negative emotion) saw rapid improvement that slowed to nothing around $75,000, it also looked at a fourth metric that continued to rise far after that point. 

That metric was "life evaluation" — a scale that asks the respondent to rate his or her life from 0, "the worst possible life for you," to 10, "the best possible life for you." It can be thought of as a measurement of how a person judges the success of their own life, rather than the feelings they experience while living it.

That measure seems to be more sensitive to socioeconomic status, the authors noted. People naturally compare their lives and incomes to others', and even if they experience no negative emotions they may yearn for and be more satisfied with higher pay far beyond the level they would need to avoid pain or afford leisure.

 

"That comparison between yourself and other people is really important for one's sense of well-being," said Clingingsmith. "If I'm a trader and making $300,000 at a firm where everyone else is making $450,000, that may feel different."

 
 
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DailyGood: Bhutan's Dark Secret to Happiness

DailyGood: Bhutan's Dark Secret to Happiness | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Thinking about death (and other existential concerns) a part of Positive Psychology?
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Thinking about death (and other existential concerns) a part of Positive Psychology?
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If Grit Breeds Success, How Can I Get Grittier?

If Grit Breeds Success, How Can I Get Grittier? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth talks about her new book and the importance of the personal quality
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Grit made up of 4 things: purpose, interest, deliberate practice and resilience/perseverance. Red in conjunction with http://www.flourishmentoring.com/2016/05/beyond-psycap-and-grit-towards-work-life-flourishing/
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Maximizing Happiness: to each his own!

Maximizing Happiness: to each his own! | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Happiness means different things to different people, but happiness or well-being researchers have typically broken down happiness into three components: Absence of negative emotions Presence of po…
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Adding life outlook as a component of well-being and listing different ways you can maximize different types of #happiness!
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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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Practical tips to become more courageous. 
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Review of 'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance'

Review of 'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance' | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Grit is a lucid, informative, and entertaining review of the latest research on grit and how it can be developed.
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Important debate about #grit #talent and what it takes for achieving #expertise/ #creativty. 
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Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You might not have a money tree, but you can have a happiness tree. Great tips on how to hack into your happy chemicals.
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How true grit drives success

How true grit drives success | positive psychology | Scoop.it
What drives a person to become successful? That question fuels the research of psychologist Angela Duckworth. The 2013 MacArthur Fellow learned that grit is the best sign. Duckworth joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her new book, "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance."
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Wishing Angela's book all the luck and impact it deserves!
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What does it take to become an expert at anything?

What does it take to become an expert at anything? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about What does it take to become an expert at anything?
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10000 hrs is just a small part of the equation!
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Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
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using #grit, #gratitude and #forgiveness to foster resilience and inoculation against suicidal thoughts.
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8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day | positive psychology | Scoop.it
To keep growing personally and professionally, working on your mind and thinking must become a daily practice.
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Think exceptionally!
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This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research-Backed Secrets

This Is How To Boost Emotional Resilience: 10 Research-Backed Secrets | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Developing emotional resilience is what gets you through life's hardest challenges. Here's what a study of the most resilient people says will help you.
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Follow these tips religiously to become more resilient!
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When negative emotions are positive: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy meets Positive Psychology

When negative emotions are positive: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy meets Positive Psychology | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are different movements within psychology. Yet they also have quite a lot in common. Conta
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+ve psych and ACT find common ground!
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Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives | positive psychology | Scoop.it
My grandmother once told me this little story that stuck with me. One afternoon at a doctor’s appointment, her doctor moved her large purse to another chair and remarked how heavy it was. “You must be very rich,” he said to her. “I am,” she said affirmatively.
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Other people matter
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Other people matter
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Other people matter
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Ya lo decía Christopher Peterson: los demás importan.

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What Exactly Is Positive Psychology? - The Positive Psychology People

What Exactly Is Positive Psychology? - The Positive Psychology People | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You may have heard of positive psychology but do you know what it is exactly? This video shares the  opinions of 20 experts in the field of positive ....
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A perspective on what is +ve psych from some of the front runners of the movement.
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A perspective on what is +ve psych from some of the front runners of the movement.
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¿Qué es la psicología positiva? Responden 20 expertos en el tema