Positive Psychology Program
Pam Alfrey Hernandez

Life After MAPP: What Do Positive Psychology Practitioners End Up Doing?

27 Apr 2019
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As a MAPPster (master of applied positive psychology), Pam Alfrey Hernandez has a lot of experience in the field of positive psychology on the scientific, theoretical, and practical side. For all of those who are considering to join a MAPP program, I decided to do a short interview wi
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European Conference on Positive Psychology

ECPP: The European Conference on Positive Psychology

07 Mar 2019
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Positive psychology is growing fast as an internationally respected discipline. Encouragingly, more and more Positive Psychology Conferences are held worldwide each year as neuroscience and practice evolve. In this article, we look at one of the largest and best-known—the European Con
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positive aging lifespan

10 Psychological Predictors of Health and Happiness Across the Lifespan

29 Sep 2018
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Why do people age differently? Why do some people grow better and happier with age, constantly improving like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon, while other people simply decay with age? The only way to discover the secrets of a long and happy life would be to recruit a large group of young p
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Martin Seligman’s Autobiography: The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman’s Autobiography: The Hope Circuit

03 May 2018
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A brief history of psychology, the universe and everything. This is truly an auspicious occasion for the Positive Psychology community. Martin Seligman, the iconic founder of Positive Psychology, has finally published his autobiography, The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey
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The 2018 World Happiness Report: the World's Happiest Countries

The 2018 World Happiness Report: the World’s Happiest Countries

10 Apr 2018
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The World Happiness Report is published annually by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The report ranks the happiness levels of 156 countries using the Gallup world poll. The poll asks respondents to think of their best possible life (rated at a 10), and the
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7 Reasons it's Been a Positive Year for Positive Psychology

7 Reasons it’s Been a Positive Year for Positive Psychology

27 Dec 2017
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“What’s happening in the world today?” How many times have you heard this in 2017? It’s a question we throw around a little too frequently, implying the world is falling apart. It’s not surprising given the news we’re constantly exposed to via the various channels – as a result of the
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The International Eye Contact Experiment: September 23, 2017

The Psychology of Eye Contact Experiments [+Personal Experience]

21 Sep 2017
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We are soft-wired to feel other people’s emotions just by looking at them. Without any words, we feel their joy, fear or anger. Responsible for this connection are brain cells called mirror neurons. But with many social interactions taking part online, where have real connections gone
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September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September, 2017

08 Sep 2017
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This is how you can save a life Note; this article contains references to suicide which some people may find confronting. If affected please call the lifeline or helpline in your capital city. September the 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. This day is organized by the World Healt
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Wellbeing and First Nations People: Taking Positive Psychology Out of the Ivory Tower

Wellbeing and First Nations People: Taking Positive Psychology Out of the Ivory Tower

06 Jun 2017
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Of all the criticisms leveled against Positive Psychology, there is one I agree with. There is very little that has as yet been done to take positive psychology out of the “ivory tower” of academic research labs, and into the potentially less salubrious environs of underprivileged com
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The Positive Psychology Of Successful Relationships (Oh, And Sex…)

13 Feb 2017
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Here’s the unhappy truth about long-term relationships. Over time, as couples get used to each other, they have less sex. There I said it. Sad but true. In fact, as Sonja Lyubomirsky has noted the amount of time two people have been together as a couple is a better predictor of decrea
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Positive Psychology Singapore

Singapore is Changing their Education System with Positive Psychology

27 Dec 2016
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Singapore has taken several key elements and applied these concepts to its education system. The country already has a well-respected education system, and this elevates it now as a progressive education system that other countries can learn from. Besides education, positive psycholog
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3 Critiques of Positive Psychology: What Can It Gain from Criticism?

08 Dec 2016
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Since positive psychology is a relatively new field, criticisms have arisen around the extent of its use. This is natural for a burgeoning field as researchers establish protocols around the emerging science supporting this field. Criticism provides an opportunity to strengthen a fiel
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Why Positive Psychology is Leading the Psychology Zeitgeist

02 Dec 2016
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When you think of the future, of the impact your life has had in forming the world we live in, what do you picture? “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” -Alan Kay The ideas, philosophies, and emotions that drive us today become our society’s personali
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positive psychology movement

What is the Positive Psychology Movement?

10 Oct 2016
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Positive psychology is a scientific field. Unlike positive thinking, “happy-ology” or self-help, this field draws on the scientific method to understand the conditions allow people, groups, and institutions to thrive.  “The good life is a process, not a state of bein
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Positive Psychology and Politics: Prioritizing Well-Being and PERMA 51

10 Oct 2016
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With the political future of the free world hanging in an ever-tightening, if somewhat undignified, balance, many are wondering how the politicians of the future will support their constituents’ hopes for better community well-being. From the outset, it should be said that neith
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Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions (+PDF)

07 Oct 2016
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Martin Seligman and his colleagues Steen, Park, and Peterson wrote the 2005 article “Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions,” a central publication in positive psychology literature. It offers a review of the developments in the field between 2
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