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.
Songwriting with Soldiers

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Veterans Reconnect Through Music

Positive Psychology

SongwritingWith:Soldiers program combines positive psychology, music to help military members heal.
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Which Kind of Goal Setter Are You?

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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.
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Face Failure Head On With These Essential Tools

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If you live in fear of failure, you'll never take the risks necessary to achieve your true potential.
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4 Ideas Shaping the Future of Education

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Experts in positive psychology share ideas that could change the future of education.
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How You Can Inspire Happiness in Others

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Happiness researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan discuss their upcoming PBS special, Inspire Happiness.
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World Happiness Summit: What You Need to Know

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Meet thought leaders in mindfulness and happiness at the first-ever World Happiness Summit in Miami this spring.
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Face Down Any Challenge With This Advice

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Happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain how to address a challenge head-on with three basic strategies.

The Power of Grit

Positive Psychology

Live Happy science editor Paula Felps spoke with Angela Duckworth, the leading authority on grit.
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12 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Positive Psychology

Learn about the science of happiness from top scholars by taking one of these online courses.
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Move Beyond the Problem

Positive Psychology

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

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