How to Improve Communication in Relationships: 7 Essential Skills

How to Improve Communication in Relationships: 7 Essential Skills

We love connecting with other people because it makes us happy. And good communication is the key when it comes to positive social interaction. But what does a healthy conversation look like? How can you avoid overcommunicating? And how can you improve communication in a romantic rela
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What is Empathy and Why is it Important in Counseling

Understanding Empathy: What is it and Why is it Important in Counseling

Empathy is an emotion similar to understanding that people have varying levels of. In this piece, we will discuss the benefits of showing empathy as a therapist, as well as how to show empathy as a therapist. We will also discuss strategies for promoting empathy in people who do not h
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The Big Five Personality Theory: The 5 Factor Model Explained (+PDF)

The Big Five Personality Theory: The 5 Factor Model Explained (+PDF)

Who are you? It’s a simple question, but it can be difficult to answer. You could answer with your name, your job title, your place in relation to your family, your hobby or passion, where you’re from, or a description of your beliefs and values. There are billions of humans with bill
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Psychological Capital: HERO in Leadership and Coaching

Psychological Capital: HERO in Leadership and Coaching

Originally developed in an organizational context, the concept of Psychological Capital with its four pillars of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) has been linked to job as well as life satisfaction. While every component has its own characteristics and interventions, the
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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

Of all the criticisms levelled 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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Positive Parenting: How to Increase your Parenting Skills?

Positive parenting – sometimes called positive discipline, gentle guidance, or loving guidance – is simply guidance that keeps our kids on the right path, offered in a positive way that resists any temptation to be punitive. Studies show that’s what helps kids learn
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Positive Psychology Experiments

Positive Psychology Experiments: 6 Ways to Measure Well-being

When it comes to a field as broad-minded as positive psychology, there are several different types of research methods involved. For example, some positive psychology experiments might seek to simply measure participants’ levels of well-being, while others try to affect change to part
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What is Self-Determination Theory? (+PDF)

Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is developed by researchers Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan. This theory concerns with human motivation, personality, and optimal functioning. Rather than just the amount of motivation, self-determination theory focuses on different types of motivati
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BLOOM COMPANY: The South Korean Positive Psychology Success Is Now In Europe

In 2013 I had the privilege of meeting Junghyo Park in Madrid. We had both enrolled on IE Business School’s Positive Leadership and Strategy Executive MA program, at the time one of the very first such MA’s in Europe. It was also the first to be not just academic, but also experientia
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Differences between Positive Psychology and The Mental Hygiene Movement

What is The Difference Between Positive Psychology and Mental Hygiene?

Some commenters such as Becker & Marecek, 2008 have pointed out the similarities between positive psychology and earlier social movements as a criticism that positive psychology is not revolutionary. One of these social psychology predecessors is the mental hygiene movement which
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Why Self-Awareness Matters and How You Can be More Self-Aware

From the ancient Greek Aphorism “know thyself” to the western psychology, the topic of self-awareness has always been an intriguing subject of inquiry of philosophers and psychologists for the last century. This article contains: So What is Self-Awareness Exactly? Why Does Self-Awaren
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The Positive Psychology Of Creativity

It doesn’t take long to find a link between Positive Psychology and creativity, and research into the link between well being and creativity is constantly growing.  A quick look at the VIA framework reveals creativity to be one of its 24 signature strengths. More specifically, creativ
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Positive Nutrition: How to Improve Well-Being Holistically

One of the main goals of positive psychology is to increase well-being in all aspects of a person’s life (see the Wheel of Life). There are all sorts of mental well-being to be identified such as motivational, relational, emotional, etc. Some of the factors that play into someone’s ph
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Building Self-Confidence: The How, When and Why’s

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings The self-esteem movement has swept through Western culture over the past 50 years, with parents and teachers alike doubling down o
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Positive Psychology Singapore

Positive Psychology in Singapore: A Positive Education Initiative

Proponents of positive psychology claim that a strength of the field is in how many different places it can be applied, and one region proving this to be true is Singapore. Several strands of positive psychology are being researched and applied in Singapore, particularly in with schoo
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The Journal of Positive Psychology: Get Access to the Latest Articles!

The Journal of Positive Psychology is the first journal dedicated to positive psychology. It published six issues throughout the year and focuses on presenting the latest scientific findings on happiness, fulfilment, and flourishing. The Journal of Positive Psychology pools informatio
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