Positive Psychology Program
dark side of happiness

The Dark Side of Happiness: Why Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be a Bad Thing

27 Apr 2019
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One of Aesop’s most quoted lines goes, “It is possible to have too much of a good thing.” Another version of this line states “too much of a good thing is a bad thing”. We have all used these lines at one point in our lives. We also know how true these are for almost everything, may i
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happiness tests and surveys

How to Measure Happiness With Tests and Surveys (+ Quizzes)

13 Apr 2019
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Happiness continues to gain more and more attention as topics such as well-being and mental health become more popular. Companies all over the globe have started investing in workshops and learning sessions to help their employees become happier. Despite its increasing popularity, we
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spending money on others make us happy

How Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness

09 Apr 2019
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Consumers beware! What you’re spending your money on might not be bringing you the long-term happiness you deserve. Those brief bursts of happy neurotransmitters when purchasing the latest gadget or trends are only temporary. As you will see, they don’t help the planet, and they won’t
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Happiness Activities

100+ Happiness Activities, Exercises, and Tools for Groups and Adults

09 Apr 2019
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Happiness: what would it look like if it was easy? While a booming self-help industry has overwhelmed us with an abundance of well-intentioned advice on how to become happier instantaneously, lack of systematic approach and empirical basis in many of the methods used to improve well-b
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Happiness Quotes

19 Cliché Quotes on Happiness and Do They Hold True?

13 Mar 2019
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You don’t have to look very far to find some of the many, many quotes on happiness that exist. But do you ever wonder how these quotes hold up when you consider the evidence? There’s nothing wrong with getting a quick mood boost from a quote—no matter how “accurate” it is—but if you’r
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Search for happiness

How to be Happy: Is There a Secret Key to Finding True Happiness?

11 Mar 2019
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Are you happy? It’s kind of a jarring question at first. Because if you are happy then does it mean you are never not happy? Or if there is somewhere you can put yourself to always be happy, how do you get yourself there? The Search for Happiness is a popular pursuit for many people.
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Is Happiness Genetic and what causes it

Is Happiness Genetic and What Causes It?

21 Feb 2019
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The study of happiness in science is relatively new on the scene. Concentrating scientific research on what is right with humans, rather than what is wrong has given vast amounts of new insight into well-being. While it is not a hard science, the past decades have had major advances i
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What is happiness theory

What is Happiness and Why is It Important? (+ Definition in Psychology)

16 Feb 2019
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What is happiness? It seems like an odd question, but is it? Do you know how to define happiness? Do you think happiness is the same thing to you as it is to others? What’s the point of it all? Does it even make a difference in our lives? In fact, happiness does have a pretty importan
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The Psychology and theory of happiness

The Psychology, Theory, and Science of Happiness (+ 16 Best Articles)

14 Feb 2019
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I will admit that when I learned that I was to write an article on the psychology, theory, and science of happiness, I thought “easy!”. Little did I know the overwhelming depth of this topic! I found myself asking questions – can science explain happiness? Can happiness be measured? W
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Which come first when comparing success versus happiness? Most people believe that through success they will automatically become happier, but is that true?

Success Versus Happiness – What is More Important?

31 Jan 2019
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What is more important to you, happiness or success? According to psychologist Daniel Gilbert, who is a psychology professor at Harvard, happiness is the ultimate goal of virtually all the decisions we make in life (Gilbert, 2010). Gilbert suggests that the measure of a good decision
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Books on Happiness

15 Best Happiness Books and Are They Worth Your Time?

28 Jan 2019
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There is a wealth of material out there about happiness. Perhaps your ‘taste-buds’ have been tempted by reading about happiness – either on this website, in your practice, or forming research. You would have found that there are some fantastic books on what is a very broad topic. But
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The Science behind happiness at work

Happiness at Work: 10 Tips for How to be Happy at Work

25 Jan 2019
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How often do you consider quitting your job and feel that you are not getting paid enough for the dedication and service you offer your organization? Happiness and satisfaction are subjective concepts – while for some of us monetary benefits can be equated with job satisfaction,
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How to find Inner Peace and Happiness

How to Find Inner Peace and Happiness (Incl. Mantras + Quotes)

24 Jan 2019
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Inner peace is closely related to happiness. From Buddhist philosophy to Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, they have all been strong proponents of inner peace. “The pursuit of inner peace is more important than the search for happiness or success.” – Chris Shea If you wan
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Understanding the science of happiness

The Science of Happiness (Incl. 7 Best Videos + Podcast)

23 Jan 2019
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With the rise of positive psychology, there has been an ever-increasing focus on the good things in life: compassion, forgiveness, joy, elevation, success, thriving, and well-being – and, of course, happiness. What used to be the realm of entertainment magazines and self-help gu
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The Philosophy of Happiness in Life

The Philosophy of Happiness in Life (+ Aristotle’s View)

21 Jan 2019
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Happiness. It is a term we throw about without much thought these days… my guess is that, actually, you think you know what is meant by saying someone is happy. We all hope to be happy and live a ‘good life’– whatever that means! Do you wonder what does it actually mean? The basic rol
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The Best TED Talks on Happiness

The 13 Best Happiness TED Talks on YouTube

18 Jan 2019
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Happiness is universally desired by humans. In general, happiness refers to people’s sense of wellness in their lives – in both thoughts and actions (Diener & Tay, 2017, p. 90). Research studies have confirmed that “being happy” is beneficial on several accounts, from having
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