Positive Psychology Program

What is Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART)? Benefits + Criticisms

13 Nov 2018
Spending time in nature, by watching a sunset, gazing at the ocean or mountains, sitting in a park, escaping to the countryside or a nature retreat, or even just spending a few minutes to stare out the window, provides us with the opportunity to rest, reflect, and restore our very sel
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misconceptions of clinical psychology

The 5 Misconceptions of a Weakness Focus

18 Oct 2018
The question “What is wrong with people?” has guided the thinking of many psychologists and dominated countless scientific studies during the 20th century. It is hard to deny that it is an important question. In our attempts to answer the question, we have gained insight into many ill
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positive psychology

What is Positive Psychology & Why is It Important?

20 Apr 2018
If you’ve been hearing the term “positive psychology” thrown around a lot, but you’re not quite sure what it is, you’ve come to the right place! There are some common misconceptions about positive psychology, both about what it is and what it is not. To clear up some of these misunder
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The Big Five Personality Theory: The 5 Factor Model Explained (+PDF)

Big Five Personality Traits: The OCEAN Model Explained

23 Jun 2017
The Big Five personality traits are all about the following question: “Who are you?” It’s a simple enough question, but it’s one of the hardest ones to answer. There are many ways to interpret that question. An answer could include your name, your job title, yo
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positive psychology experiments

Positive Psychology Experiments: 6 Research Factors for Studying Well-being

28 Feb 2017
In positive psychology, several types of research methods make studying well-being a legitimate endeavor. Some positive psychology experiments measure well-being, while others introduce variables that change a participants’ levels of well-being.  These two general types of experiments
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Boost your creativity

The Positive Psychology Of Creativity

01 Jan 2017
It doesn’t take long to find a link between Positive Psychology and creativity, and the body of research connecting 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, creati
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positive nutrition

Positive Nutrition: How to Improve Well-Being Holistically

30 Dec 2016
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). Well-being is measured and identified through different factors such as motivational, relational, emotional, and more. Some of the factors that play into s
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Positive Psychology and Depression

How Can Positive Psychology Help in The Treatment of Depression?

23 Dec 2016
Positive psychology continues to grow in size, scope, and widespread public interest since its inception nearly 20 years ago. Positive psychology principles and ideas can be applied to many areas of life, including education, relationships, family, the workplace, and even the military
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3 Steps to Worry Less and Overcome Your Negativity Bias

03 Dec 2016
Do any of the following scenarios sound familiar?  You received positive feedback for something, perhaps a school assignment, your performance at work, your outfit, etc., but you find yourself fixating on the one or two criticisms?  Or maybe you had an intense argument yesterday, and
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positive psychology podcast

5 Positive Psychology Podcasts: Our Favorites to Learn From

10 Oct 2016
“Wisdom is not the product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” – Albert Einstein Are you a fan of podcasts? Do you like to use your time to workout on the treadmill and learn new topics? If you turn to “the purple app” while doing house
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Mindfulness Psychology

The Science of Spirituality: 5 Tips to Build Your Spiritual Practice

10 Oct 2016
The science of spirituality explores the link between religion and well-being. Does maintaining a spiritual practice improve people’s biological health? If you are curious about the health benefits and biochemical effect of religion, then this article is for you.  “Spiritu
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Positive Psychology Degree: 13 Opportunities For Eager Students

07 Oct 2016
The science supporting positive psychology has sparked a huge increase in degree programs. It makes sense: when we understand the “why” of positive human functioning, we can unlock whatever beliefs block us from our greater potential. “Education is the most powerful
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Differences between Positive Psychology and The Mental Hygiene Movement

Positive Psychology Theory in a Nutshell

04 Oct 2016
  Positive psychology complements traditional psychology’s focus on pathology. It studies strengths, virtues, and the factors that contribute to a full and meaningful life.  “Probably the biggest insight is that happiness is not just a place, but also a process. Happi
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5 Positive Psychology PDF’s to Print and Hand Out

03 Oct 2016
Whether you’re new to the field of positive psychology or you’re a positive psychology practitioner, you can always use more resources on positive psychology topics. Created by some of the top researchers in the field, these PDFs are a valuable collection to print and hand
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Positive Psychology: An Introduction (Summary + PDF)

02 Oct 2016
One of the foundational articles in the field of positive psychology is “Positive Psychology. An Introduction,” written by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  “Psychology is much larger than curing mental illness or curing diseases. I think it’s about
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happiness tests and surveys

Positive Psychology Surveys, Measures, and Questionnaires

27 Sep 2016
Across the globe, the pursuit of happiness is a common thread in the human journey. Within the field of positive psychology, there is detailed evidence being gathered through surveys and questionnaires supporting the notion that we are able to improve our own happiness, both individua
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