Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: All About Flow & Positive Psychology (+PDF)

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Here’s a fun tr
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dacher keltner

Dacher Keltner: Emotions in a Meaningful Life

“Emotions are signs of our commitment to others; emotions are encoded into our bodies and brains; emotions are our moral gut, the source of our most important moral intuitions.” – Dacher Keltner  Who is Dacher Keltner? Dacher Keltner is a social psychologist who has discerned ma
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Martin Seligman

Who is Martin Seligman and What Does He Do?

Martin Seligman is often called the “father of positive psychology“. He was born on August 12, 1942 in Albany, New York. Seligman used to be the director of the clinical training program of the university of Pennsylvania for 14 years. His work mostly regards the topics of
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Albert Bandura: Self Efficacy for Agentic Positive Psychology

Albert Bandura, aged 90, is one of the most well renowned living psychologists in the field of psychology, as well one of the most cited (Haggbloom et al., 2002). Throughout his career he has made significant contributions to all branches of psychology including social cognitive theor
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Help for the Helpers: A Caring Kick in the Ass from Louis Alloro

For nearly a decade, I’ve been working as a social entrepreneur in bringing positive psychology to the world – a practitioner in different iterations from an individual coach and organizational/leadership consultant, to working in a boutique firm with other coaches and consultants, as
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higher self interview with johnny

Interview With Johnny: Our 5 Inborn Gifts and Higher Self

Yesterday I posted a picture in our Facebook community of an organic restaurant menu here in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia called ‘Soma’ that contains what I call positive psychology interventions. In the menu, customers are invited to mindfully eat their food, to be grateful for it and to sa
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Adam Grant giver and taker

Adam Grant: How To Give and Take

Adam Grant is known as being both the youngest and the most popular full-time professor at the Wharton School. His popularity has gone far beyond educational institutions, as he managed to win accolades from Business Week and even Malcolm Gladwell. Apart from being one of the best wri
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Kate Hefferon positive psychology

Kate Hefferon: The Mind, Body, And Soul

Living in a world obsessed with the negative side of everything can result in a lot of derailments, including a general unhappiness in one’s life, a need for improvement that cannot seem to be fulfilled, and the inability to live life to the fullest. A sector of psychology exists toda
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Carol Dweck and talks on mindset

Carol Dweck: The Woman Behind The Motivational Mindset Breakthrough

What is the determining factor that leads people to become successful? Is it merely hard work or being intellectually superior or talented in certain areas? According to world-renowned author and Professor Carol Dweck, it has more to do with the individual’s mindset or beliefs about t
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alex linley

Alex Linley: Strength Finder and Social Entrepreneur

Alex Linley is the founder of the Center of Applied Positive Psychology, also known as CAPP, which focuses on spreading the word about strengths and their role in the field of positive psychology. Psychologist and Social Entrepreneur Alex Linley brings a lot to the table with his ambi
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