The Well-Known Secret to Achieving Success at Work

The Well-Known Secret to Achieving Success at Work

The other day, my daughter, who is applying for an internship, asked me for tips on how best to answer a question often posed by her interviewers: “What are your strengths and weaknesses?” I remember scratching my head to come up with an adequate answer when I was in her situation yea
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8 Trending Positive Psychology Skills to Put on Your Resume

8 Positive Psychology Coaching Skills to Put on Your Resume in 2017

No one is safe… … except maybe positive psychology practitioners… Forged in a world of cutting-edge research, new and more effective therapies coming out, and a science that is constantly correcting itself, positive psychology has the unique luxury of endurance in the job market
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resilience in positive psychology

Resilience in Positive Psychology: Bouncing Back & Going Strong

The subject of resilience in positive psychology deals with the ability to cope with whatever life throws at you. Some people can be knocked down by life and return as a stronger person than ever before. These people are called resilient. A resilient person works through challenges by
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positive education practices and books

Positive Education Practices and Our Must-Read Book List

In the nearly 20 years that positive psychology has officially been a science, one of the biggest areas it has impacted is education. There is no standard for implementing the research findings of positive psychology into the classroom (it might even defeat the purpose if there was),
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positive psychology progress

Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions (+PDF)

“As for the future it remains unwritten. Anything can happen, and often we are wrong. The best we can do with the future is to prepare and savor the possibilities of what can be done in the present.” – Todd Kashdan “Positive psychology progress. Empirical valid
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What is Positive Education and How To Apply It?

What is Positive Education and How To Apply It? (+PDF)

“The fundamental goal of positive education is to promote flourishing or positive mental health within the school community.” (Norrish et. al., 2013) Every parent wants the best for their children, they want their children to be happy and flourish. However, finding the right education
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Psychology Effective Teamwork

The Psychology of Teamwork: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams

There’s an old saying among sports coaches: “A champion team will defeat a team of champions.” However, as much as we all admire the ideals of teamwork and connectedness there’s also the alternative notion of the “rugged individual” or the “prima donna” who stands out from
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Meliorism: What is the Intention of Your Intervention?

Meliorism is a derivative of Latin word ‘melior’ meaning better, plus ‘ism’ which is a noun suffix indicating a doctrine or belief. Merriam Webster dictionary defines Meliorism as: “the belief that the world tends to improve, and that humans can aid its betterment”  In philosophy, Mel
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alex linley

Alex Linley: Strength Finder and Social Entrepreneur

Alex Linley is the founder of the Center of Applied Positive Psychology, also known as CAPP, which focuses on spreading the word about strengths and their role in the field of positive psychology. Psychologist and Social Entrepreneur Alex Linley brings a lot to the table with his ambi
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Engagement in Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology and Music: The Power of Engagement at Music Festivals

Music festivals make us think of certain things – perhaps big stages, cool bands, and having fun. What about a way to improve a form of psychological wellbeing? This might not be one thing we’d think of straight away, but there’s a range of emerging study to show that the engagement a
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