Positive Psychology

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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...
  • Make Positivity a Priority

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    With so much time and research devoted to what it takes to be happy, it would seem that pursuing happiness should be easier than ever. Yet not...

The Power of Grit

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Live Happy science editor Paula Felps spoke with Angela Duckworth, the leading authority on grit.
Positive psychology courses to take online

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7 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

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Learn about the science of happiness from top scholars by taking one of these online courses.
Stop ruminating and find solutions instead

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Move Beyond the Problem

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To increase well-being, happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain how to stop ruminating on the negative and find solutions instead.
5 Ways to Flourish

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5 Ways to Flourish

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Incorporate these five pillars of happiness into your life to truly flourish.
Don't Forget to Smile

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Don't Forget to Smile [Video]

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Smiles are universally human; they are built right into our DNA. Check out this charming video from happiness expert Tal Ben-Shahar and our partners...
The End of Bullying?

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The End of Bullying?

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Bullying is a systemic problem in American schools. Positive psychologists, along with some incredibly inspiring teens, are shining a new light on...
Make Positivity a Priority

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Put Happiness on the Calendar

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With so much time and research devoted to what it takes to be happy, it would seem that pursuing happiness should be easier than ever. Yet not...
IPPA conference in Florida this June
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Positive Psychology Experts, Adherents Gather for World Congress

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Positive psychology scholars, students and practitioners will review the field's latest research and science-based applications at the Fourth World...
Does reading make us nicer?
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Does Reading Fiction Make Us Nicer?

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Does reading fiction make us nicer people? Some studies say it increases compassion by making us make an empathetic leap.
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Character and Well-Being

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The president of the International Positive Education Netowork (IPEN), Sir Anthony Seldon has a new book about happiness and new ideas for how to...

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