Positive Psychology Program
self-acceptance habit

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

22 Oct 2018
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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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What is Self-Concept Theory in Psychology? Definition + Examples (PDF)

What is Self-Concept Theory? A Psychologist Explains.

07 Jun 2018
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 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)

29 May 2018
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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

22 May 2018
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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)

01 May 2018
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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

What is Attachment Theory? Bowlby’s 4 Stages Explained

27 Apr 2018
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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)

3 Positive Body Image Activities & Worksheets

18 Apr 2018
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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

16 Apr 2018
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“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)

12 Apr 2018
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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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A scientific theory of happiness

The PERMA Model: Your Scientific Theory of Happiness

24 Feb 2017
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Everyone seems to be in the pursuit of happiness nowadays, but what if we had a model—like the PERMA model—to help guide us? There are many ways to reach happiness, including training your mind for happiness, spending money on others, and following the guidelines presented here for we
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8 Ways To Create Flow According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

16 Dec 2016
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Want to increase your well-being, creativity, and productivity? If so, you might want to cultivate flow, a concept describing those moments when you’re completely absorbed in a challenging but doable task. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, considered one of the co-founders of positive ps
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Authentic Happiness book review

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman (Review + Summary)

27 Oct 2015
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From the time it was published over a decade ago, the book Authentic Happiness has become a classic book in positive psychology. The author is none other than the founder of positive psychology himself: Martin Seligman. Seligman has written about positive psychology long before this b
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