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The Value of Feeling Valued

The Value of Feeling Valued | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Feeling valued is a basic human need. Throwing more money at people isn’t going to make them feel more appreciated.
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John Michel's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:59 PM

Be on the look out for opportunities to provide positive feedback to your peers, teammates, boss and customers. Don’t be stingy. 

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my advice - give frequent positive 360 degree feedbacks---focus on strengths and positives in public- and as the article says do it with authenticity. specificity and without stinginess:-)

Positive Psychology
Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology, focused on what makes humans happier, more productive, resilient and feeling more fulfilled in life.
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Two Primary Ways to Drive Brain Neuroplasticity

Two Primary Ways to Drive Brain Neuroplasticity | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Every second of every day you are changing your brain. There are two primary ways to harness neuroplasticity and put it to work for you.
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Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers | Science | The Guardian

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers | Science | The Guardian | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems
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A Little Green Goes a Long Way: How Plants Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive – Effectiviology

A Little Green Goes a Long Way: How Plants Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive – Effectiviology | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Studies show that keeping plants in your workspace or even within view of your workspace can improve your physical health, contribute to your emotional well-being, and boost your productivity. In the following article, you will learn more about these benefits and about which plants work best, so that you can take advantage of this effect in the best way possible.
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How to Increase Happiness with These Neuroscience Rituals

How to Increase Happiness with These Neuroscience Rituals | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
How to increase happiness can be such a tough question to answer, but these neuroscience rituals may be worth a shot since they find an increase in happiness.
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Why you need emotional intelligence

Why you need emotional intelligence | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Dr Travis Bradberry explains the difference emotional intelligence makes in the workplace, and its role in success.
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Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise | TED Talk

Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise | TED Talk | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts your mood and memory -- and protects your brain against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
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The Psychology of Processes: How to Work with Imperfect Humans

The Psychology of Processes: How to Work with Imperfect Humans | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Humans are responsible for 70% of airplane crashes, 90% of car wrecks, and 90% of workplace accidents. But people are also a core part of business. The same factors that make humans irreplaceable — nuanced judgement, emotion, and creativity — also make humans a pain to manage. You don't get these problems with
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What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain

What Depression Looks Like In Your Brain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A depressed brain looks like any other brain. Depression is just the routine activation of certain brain circuits which we all have in specific patterns.
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Understanding Depression
 
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The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio review – why feelings are the unstoppable force

The Strange Order of Things by Antonio Damasio review – why feelings are the unstoppable force | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What the body feels is every bit as significant as what the mind thinks, a neuroscientist argues. Turn to emotions to explain human consciousness and cultures
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How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass'

How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass' | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often
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How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."

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The Neuroscience Behind Being Productive, With Researcher and Author Josh Davis

The Neuroscience Behind Being Productive, With Researcher and Author Josh Davis | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", we speak with Columbia Ph.D. Josh Davis, who is currently the director of research for the NeuroLeadership Institute, a NeuroCoach and Master Practitioner of NLP. Josh is also the author of the recent international bestseller Two Awesome
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The Neuroscience of Social Pain

The Neuroscience of Social Pain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have discovered that “social pain” activates the same brain regions as physical pain.
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The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution

The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Remarkable advances in technologies that enable the distribution and utilization of information encoded as digital sequences of 1s or 0s have dramatically changed our way of life. Adolescents, old enough to master the technologies and young enough t
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How neuroscience is illuminating the importance of daydreaming

How neuroscience is illuminating the importance of daydreaming | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What scientists know as mind-wandering tells us much about what it means to be human. 
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How Meditation Changes Your Brain — and Your Life

How Meditation Changes Your Brain — and Your Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works.
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Celebrate International Day of Happiness!

Celebrate International Day of Happiness! | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Here are some simple ways you can cultivate happiness this International Happiness Day (and every other day!)
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Petter Johansson: Do you really know why you do what you do? | TED Talk

Petter Johansson: Do you really know why you do what you do? | TED Talk | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Experimental psychologist Petter Johansson researches choice blindness -- a phenomenon where we convince ourselves that we're getting what we want, even when we're not. In an eye-opening talk, he shares experiments (designed in collaboration with magicians!) that aim to answer the question: Why do we do what we do? The findings have big implications for the nature of self-knowledge and how we react in the face of manipulation. You may not know yourself as well as you think you do.
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The Neuroscience of Changing Your Behavior

The Neuroscience of Changing Your Behavior | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Changing your behavior isn't easy, but it can be done, and your brain can help you in the effort. Here's the science behind doing that.
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Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome

Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Everybody says meditation is great but how do you do it right? Let's look at the neuroscience of meditation and how it can make you much happier.
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Neuroscience Of Meditation: How To Make Your Mind Awesome
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The Smartest Person in the Room

The Smartest Person in the Room | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
It’s in the back of the minds of so many leaders, whether it’s the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the manager of a large division.
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Breaking bad habits comes down to 3 basic steps (according to neuroscience)

Breaking bad habits comes down to 3 basic steps (according to neuroscience) | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Bad habits. We all have them, and they all suck. If we could, we would amputate them from our bodies, toss them into a dumpster, and hope we never have to see them again. Why? Because bad habits can ruin our lives. They eat up our time, take us away from our more important goals …
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4 Habits You Didn't Know Were Holding Back Your Brain Performance

4 Habits You Didn't Know Were Holding Back Your Brain Performance | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
In today’s health-conscious world we are constantly bombarded with advice on how we should eat, sleep and exercise to get the best result for our bodies. However, the impact of lifestyle choices on the brain is not always appreciated.
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Your Giving Brain: Are Humans 'Hardwired' for Generosity?

Your Giving Brain: Are Humans 'Hardwired' for Generosity? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscience suggests that people are predisposed to be more like Santa than Scrooge.
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Ten Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Ten Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroplasticity has become a buzzword promising that you can re-wire your brain to improve health and mental well-being. So, exactly how does it work?
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