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What is Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART)? Benefits + Criticisms

Spending time in nature, by watching a sunset, gazing at the ocean or mountains, sitting in a park, escaping to the countryside or a nature retreat, or even just spending a few minutes to stare out the window, provides us with the opportunity to rest, reflect, and restore our very sel
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Positive Affectivity

What is Positive and Negative Affect in Psychology? Definitions + Scale

The difference between “affect” and “effect” is hard enough for a lot of us to grasp. Which is which, again? Do I have an affect or an effect on my spouse? Does my spelling affect my grade or effect my grade? Keeping track of these two different versions can prove challenging already,
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Life Satisfaction Theory and 4 Contributing Factors (Incl. SWLS Scale)

If you’re a bit confused about the many, many terms being thrown around related to happiness, well-being, and life satisfaction, you’re not alone!  There are so many ways to talk about this topic in positive psychology that it’s easy to get bogged down in ambiguity. For laymen and tho
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What is Self-Worth and How Do We Increase it? Definition, Quotes + 4 Worksheets

What is Self-Worth and How Do We Increase it? (Incl. 4 Worksheets)

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the many, many “self-“ words. There’s self-esteem, self-compassion, self-acceptance, self-respect, self-confidence, self-love, and so on.  There are so many words to describe how we feel about ourselves, how we think about ourselves, and how we act toward o
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