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The #1 Most Impactful Well-Being Habit That We Practice The Least

Did you know that self-acceptance is one of the well-being habits that we practice the least, but that it’s the most impactful habit of all? A UK survey of 5,000 participants found that out of 10 key “Happy Habits”, participants engaged in self-acceptance the least; see the table belo
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Positive Punishment in Psychology: Definition + 12 Examples

You might be thinking that “positive punishment” sounds like an oxymoron, or perhaps that it sounds like something very “adult” that is not generally discussed in polite company. After all, how can punishment be positive? No one likes punishment, right (those associated with the secon
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What is Self-Concept Theory in Psychology? Definition + Examples (PDF)

What is Self-Concept Theory in Psychology? Definition + Examples (PDF)

 Who are you? What makes you “you”? You may not have given much thought to these questions before, but you probably have a good idea of how to answer them. You might say “I’m a mother,” “I’m a therapist,” “I’m a believer,” or “I’m a great friend.” You might answer “I am excellent at m
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What is Self-Efficacy Theory in Psychology? Definition & Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Efficacy Theory in Psychology? Definition & Examples (+PDF)

You’ve no doubt heard of self-efficacy before, but it may not mean what you think it means. Self-efficacy is not self-image, self-worth, or any other similar construct. Self-efficacy is often assigned the same meaning as variables such as these, including confidence, self-esteem, or o
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Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology: Definition + 7 Examples and Techniques

Unconditional Positive Regard in Psychology: Definition + 7 Examples and Techniques

As therapists, counselors, social workers, and other members of helping professions, how can we best help our clients help themselves? As parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors, how can we encourage our children to grow into healthy and happy people with a positive sense of self-wort
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Psychology – 10 Examples and Definition (+PDF)

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Psychology: 10 Examples and Definition (+PDF)

Do you ever make a prediction and fancy yourself prescient when your prediction “comes true?” You may not believe yourself to be a fortune-teller, but you likely find yourself to be surprisingly accurate with your predictions at least once in a while. For instance, you may predict tha
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Attachment Theory in Children and Adults: Bowlby & Ainsworth's 4 Types

Attachment Theory in Children and Adults: Bowlby & Ainsworth’s 4 Types

Is it all your mother’s fault? Whatever the “it” is, Freud would probably say yes; however, we now know a lot more about psychology, parenting, and human relationships than Freud did. We know that not every issue or problem can be traced back to the mother. After all, there is another
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Positive Body Image: How to Feel Good About Your Body (+Worksheets)

Positive Body Image: How to Feel Good About Your Body (+Worksheets)

How do you feel about your body? If you don’t immediately answer “Great!” with a smile—don’t worry, you’re not alone! This is a very common problem for people today, especially for women. With advertisements and images of a specific body type constantly bombarding us wherever we are o
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Positive Education: Happy Students & Positive Psychology In The Classroom

Positive Education: Happy Students & Positive Psychology In The Classroom

“Teachers and researchers in positive psychology are natural allies. At its core, education is about nurturing strengths, about growth and learning. Furthermore, psychological and social well-being are key concerns for teachers and other educators and for people working in the f
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Relational Frame Theory: Foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (+PDF)

Relational Frame Theory: Foundations of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (+PDF)

Have you ever thought about the amazing ability of humans to create associations between words—which are really just arbitrary combinations of sounds—and objects, events, and complex ideas? Other species are able to make simple associations, but our ability surpasses theirs by leaps a
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The PERMA Model: Your Scientific Theory of Happiness

Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness nowadays. There are many ways to reach happiness, though including training your mind for happiness, spending money on others to promote happiness, and following the code to well-being and happiness. Most of us think we know what happin
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow Optimal Experience

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: All About Flow & Positive Psychology

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Here’s a
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Authentic Happiness book review

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman (Review + Summary)

From the time it was published over a decade ago, Authentic Happiness has become a classic positive psychology book in its own right. Written by the founder of positive psychology himself, Martin Seligman has been writing about positive psychology long before this book came to fruitio
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