Positive Psychology

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    Post-traumatic growth is the phenomenon of people becoming stronger and creating a more meaningful life in the wake of staggering tragedy or trauma...
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    After a challenging week at work, Saturday afternoon beckons—a stretch of free time to do with whatever you like. You want, reasonably enough, to...
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    Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications...
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The Truth Behind 3 Happiness Myths

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Our long-held assumptions about what will make us happy may be dead wrong.
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Discover Your Genius

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No matter what seemingly insurmountable barrier is in our lives, we can create a positive reality, in fact, sometimes the greatest opportunities to...
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What Is Your Healing Rhythm?

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Whether your musical preference is Igor Stravinsky or Iggy Azalea, listening to your favorite artist might do more good than you realize.
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Do You Have Enough Meaning in Your Life?

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No recipe for happiness is complete without meaning and purpose . In fact, when we engage in activities that serve a higher calling and help others...
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6 Key Strategies for Achieving Success

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Instead of being crippled by self-doubt, learn how to recognize it and then counter it with rational thought.

The Science of Happiness

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Positive psychology professor and pioneer Sonja Lyubomirsky explains "The Science of Happiness."
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Happiness 101

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Reading. Writing. Happiness? A new online course offered by the Greater Good Science Center teaches the science behind happiness.
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4 Ways to Spark and Spread a Positive Mood

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Need a lift. Here are four quick and easy ways to boost your mood.
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Death Becomes Us

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We avoid thinking about death at all costs, but we may be doing ourselves a disservice. Contemplating the end of life could enrich life itself.
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The Promise of Positive Education

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Should character strengths like grit and resilience in the classroom? Schools around the country are trying it, with positive results.