Positive Reinforcement Theory

Positive Reinforcement in Psychology (Definition + 5 Examples)

If you read our earlier piece on positive punishment, you know that there are different methods of teaching and instilling good habits and behaviors. One of the most powerful and effective methods is one that you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with: positive reinforcement. &nb
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Appreciative Inquiry in Business: How Positive Psychology Can Solve Management Problems

Appreciative Inquiry in Business: How Positive Psychology Can Solve Management Problems

The way strategy is formulated in organizations needs to be revolutionized; many companies still use deficiency-oriented models which are unable to keep up with the depths of strategic shifts required. Their problem-solving mentality limits furthering innovation. A solution-based coac
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Emotion Focused Therapy: Understanding Emotions to Improve Relationships

Emotion Focused Therapy: Understanding Emotions to Improve Relationships

The term “Emotion Focused Therapy” may sound a little redundant. After all, what kind of therapy ignores the client’s emotions? A therapy that ignored the emotions of those who participated will probably not be very effective. While many other kinds of therapy focus on the emotions of
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gratitude appreciation article

What is Gratitude and Why is It So Important?

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a variety of things that can co
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positive approach executive development

How to Use Positive Psychology in Developing An Executive Team

When it comes to the top management in organisations, skepticism towards strengths-based leadership approaches and interventions is still common. So how can we encourage top hot shots to talk about their strengths, show appreciation, and create an environment where employees can truly
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Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry: 4 Steps To Creating Your Dream Future

“We can’t ignore problems—we just need to approach them from the other side.” – Cooperrider  and Whitney, 2001 When things don’t turn out the way you expected them to and problems arise – what do you do? Often people complain about a problem again and again, and ente
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Keeping your Happy Marriage: Tips for Dealing with Marriage Issues

Despite all the happiness that newlyweds enjoy, it appears that marriage is not always for the long run with the number of case separations increasing every year (Karney, 2010).  “Most first marriages will end in divorce or permanent separation” (Bramlett & Mosher, 2002), and the
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What You Need To Know About Positive Education

“The fundamental goal of Positive Education is to promote flourishing or positive mental health within the school community.” (Norrish et. al., 2013) Positive education overview If you are like the general population, you would have attended some sort of educational system. It is wher
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