September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day: 10th September, 2017

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 organised by the World Healt
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The Positive Psychology Of Successful Relationships (Oh, And Sex…)

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 and Politics: Prioritizing Well-Being and PERMA 51

With the political fortunes of the free world hanging in an ever tightening, if somewhat undignified balance, some of us may be wondering how the governments of the future will support our hopes for better community wellbeing. From the outset, it should be said neither presidential ca
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Seligman’s Response to Shaw’s ‘The Psychologists Take Power’

In her defamatory article, ‘The Psychologists Take Power’, Tamsin Shaw seeks to portray me as aiding and abetting torture. I strongly disapprove of torture and I have never and would never aid, abet or provide any assistance in its process. I have spent my life trying to c
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The great Positive Psychology conspiracy

The Great Positive Psychology Conspiracy: A Response to Shaw

In 1789 the French physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin famously opposed the death penalty citing the brutal and often botched methods of execution of his day. He called for a more humane approach, with the long term hope of abolishing the death penalty altogether. Just imagine his horro
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Positive Psychology and Morality: A Response to Terrorism

As many of us are aware, positive psychology has a great deal to offer people everywhere in relation to happiness and well-being. What may be less well-known is that positive psychology also provides a comprehensive framework for morality and humanitarian progress. In the current clim
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Positive Psychology In The U.S. Army: The Cost of Warfare

Every nation must have a military. They make us feel safe and sound. However, the life of a soldier includes having to encounter various incidents that impact their long-term mental health. Soldiers in modern warfare tend to suffer from “sleep deprivation, cultural dissonance, p
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