Positive Psychology

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    In this excerpt from his latest book, Before Happiness, Shawn Achor builds on the themes from his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage.
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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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    Find out what happens when happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan act as guinea pigs in their own goal-setting experiment.

The Promise of Positive Education

Positive Psychology

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

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain that our preception of happiness may depend largely on how we define it.
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The Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

Positive Psychology

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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The Flow in All of Us

Positive Psychology

For decades now, scientists have found that being in flow translates to accelerated performance, a shortcut on the path to mastery. Creativity,...
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The New Pursuit of Happiness

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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...

Gene therapy

Positive Psychology

Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications...

The New Era of Positive Psychology [Video]

Positive Psychology

Martin Seligman's TED Talk about the new era of positive psychology
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Happiness Revolution

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Trace the history of positive psychology, from its start as an abandoned research project to the revolution ignited by a few passionate scientists.
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3 Ways to Spread Success and Happiness

Positive Psychology

In this excerpt from his latest book, Before Happiness, Shawn Achor builds on the themes from his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage.

Flow, the Secret to Happiness [Video]

Positive Psychology

Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi's TED talk on Flow, the secret to happiness.

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