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Positive Psychology Map (Positive Psychology Map http://t.co/rucjvfEDhN)

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You Are the Author of Your Life

You Are the Author of Your Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Learn to live your best life using five principles of Positive Psychology (You are the Author of Your Life: Positive Psychology teaches us that five key characteristics help us to flour...

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two quotes which demonstrate the  main idea of the text: "As Gandhi said, we can actually become the embodiment of the change we want to see in the world".

"A way that I think about this is that we are able to take ownership and to become the author of our lives. We can turn trauma into growth".


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Psychology of Combatants: Fighting to Feel Alive - Scifighting

Psychology of Combatants: Fighting to Feel Alive - Scifighting | positive psychology | Scoop.it

“Psychology of Combatants: Fighting to Feel Alive Scifighting This is the ultimate question for any competitor who has ever stepped foot on the mat, into the ring or cage.”


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This column will change your life: the truth about happiness - The Guardian

This column will change your life: the truth about happiness - The Guardian | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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This column will change your life: the truth about happiness
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How can happiness be influenced by things we don't have, were never going to have and wouldn't have missed, if the thought hadn't occurred?

 


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10 Things to Give Up in Exchange for Happiness - Huffington Post

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10 Things to Give Up in Exchange for Happiness
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Unfortunately we complicate our lives to the point of being unable to recognize happiness when it appears before our eyes. So how to clear the slate?

 


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this article brings a couple of very important changes we should make our lifes in order to be happier' for example:

1. Give up caring what other people think of you. I know it seems counter intuitive as we humans are primal pack animals that don't want to be cast from the village, but spending time worrying what others think, is a waste of energy. You'll never please everyone and it's none of your business what others think of you.

 
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10 Things to Give Up in Exchange for Happiness. 

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(From the article): Give up control. Control is an illusion. We live in an out of control world. Learn to embrace the new and welcome change; otherwise you'll grow old through your own rigidity. Learn to let go.

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Sea + sun = happiness: science

Sea + sun = happiness: science | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Innovative study which maps emotional states through smartphone app links being near sea on sunny day with ultimate happiness.

 


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the conclusion of the study is very interesting:

"Being outdoors, near the sea, on a warm, sunny weekend afternoon is the perfect spot for most. In fact, participants were found to be substantially happier outdoors in all natural environments than they were in urban environments".


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Now I know why I like vacations on the coasts.

 
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Au soleil, en haut du Pic du Midi = bonheur aussi
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What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier | positive psychology | Scoop.it
There's more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.

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How exercising boosts your mood

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Tal Ben Shahar : Positive psychology

Tal Ben Shahar is a teacher and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership. Discover his philosophy. -- Want to join our community and hear mo...

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Tal Ben-Shahar, Author of "Choose the Life You Want"

Grow Through It: Loss & Grief.
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in this video clip tal explaines beautifully how to deal with a death of a close person. his method about the way of coping with death is  similar to the jewish way.

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The Prospect of Being Positive

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When I reflect upon the import of working with my spirit, I enjoy the comfort and confidence of knowing that I’m working within to enhance my positive life experience. There are so many ways that n...
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"One of the most fundamental concepts of working with my spirit and the Light is to remain as positive as possible and to keep returning to a positive mode after I’ve encountered negativity.  If change is necessary to get through a negative experience, then I have to be prepared to alter whatever is standing between me and that positive change."

 

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We're Looking At Money And Happiness All Wrong - Business Insider

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A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology highlights that people are often mistaken in how spending our money might benefit our lives.

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Positive Psychology Scoop.it newsletter

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Positive Psychology Scoop.it newsletter Email Forms

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Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

http://www.ted.com Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it mo...
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» Proof Positive: Counting Your Blessings - World of Psychology

» Proof Positive: Counting Your Blessings - World of Psychology | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.

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the writer of the article shows beautifly how a little act of kindness done by a stranger  brought  to big changes in other poeple lives.

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What Everyone Should Know About Positive Psychology

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Happiness isn't merely the absence of suffering.

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Positive therapy isn’t about blaming, berating or beating up on our parents or society. It isn’t necessarily about addressing some super-serious crisis. Positive therapy isn’t even really about moving from unhappiness to happiness. It’s about shifting from today’s accepted standard of “doing OK” into the fullness of our human potential and flourishing. Does this sound a little selfish and grandiose? It isn't.

 
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Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness — You'll Thank Me Later

Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness — You'll Thank Me Later | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The tiny thing to remember that makes a huge difference.

 

 


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Thanks to Emma Botha for this link

 

 
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Humans Have a Hard Time Telling Fake Smiles From Real Smiles - Voice of America

Humans Have a Hard Time Telling Fake Smiles From Real Smiles - Voice of America | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Voice of America Humans Have a Hard Time Telling Fake Smiles From Real Smiles Voice of America A typical example is the expression of happiness,” said David Beltrán Guerrero, researcher at the University of La Laguna in Spain, an expert who has...

 


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Jennifer Aaker: What Makes Us Happy? - YouTube


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interesting and important

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Here’s Why Materialistic People Are Less Happy and Less Satisfied — PsyBlog

Here’s Why Materialistic People Are Less Happy and Less Satisfied — PsyBlog | positive psychology | Scoop.it
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~ Epicurus

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an important idea from the writer which tries to explain why  meterialistic gaines don't make poeple happier : 

“Our ability to adapt to new situations may help explain why ‘more stuff’ doesn’t make us any happier.

As we amass more and more possessions, we don’t get any happier — we simply raise our reference point.

 
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The hidden power of smiling

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Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.

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"The secret of happiness, the 4 hamburgers theory" by Tal Ben-Shahar | CrossKnowledge Faculty

In this video, Tal Ben-Shahar explains his theory of the 4 hamburgers and talks about the best way to achieve happiness. Discover one of the 18 new videocast...
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 tal gives us the moto of hapiness: "hapinesss is about enjoying the present while doing something that we feel will be meaningful in the future".

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Ben-Shahar provides lessons on happiness

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It's easy to see why Israeli native Tal Ben-Shahar was considered possibly the most popular professor ever at Harvard University.Ben-Shahar spoke recently at three special seminars on happiness,...
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Beh-Shahar said: "If you start with a question with a negative premise, it is designed to lead you to look at what you are not doing right, which will make you feel bad about your answers and thereby yourself. But, if you start with a question with a positive premise, then it is designed to look at your strengths, which will make you feel good about your answers and yourself."

 

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Five Quick Ways To Make Yourself Happier - Businessinsider India

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Five Quick Ways To Make Yourself Happier
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Happiness isn't about winning the lottery according to Happify, a website and app that uses games and tasks based in positive psychology to make you happier.

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the writer shows a difinition for hapiness:

"Happiness is a combination of three things: your circumstances (10%), your genetics (about 50%), and your thoughts and actions (40%)."

 
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About Happify - the happiness app

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Positive and Negative Thinkers' Brains Revealed

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The ability to stay positive in tough times may be hardwired into the brain, a new neuropsychology study reports.

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some difference in brain activity is self evident!!

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Zeytinoglu: Do religion and morality go hand in hand? - Daily Northwestern

Zeytinoglu: Do religion and morality go hand in hand? - Daily Northwestern | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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