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The benefits of passion and absorption in activities: Engaged living in adolescents and its role in psychological well-being.

Across five studies and three samples of early and late adolescents from suburban areas (N = 2198) this research provides a theoretical and empirical examination of a new construct engaged living which consists of social integration and absorption....

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Albert Ellis: Unsung hero of positive psychology.

The contributions of Albert Ellis to the understanding of human happiness including his suggestions for living a happier life have not been represented in the field of positive psychology. This article presents Ellis?...

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Understanding money's limits: People's beliefs about the income: Happiness correlation.

It is claimed that the correlation between income and happiness is considerably weaker than people expect and recent research supports that contention....

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A controlled trial of mindfulness training in schools: The importance of practice for an impact on well-being.

We report the results of a short programme of mindfulness training administered to adolescent boys in a classroom setting. Intervention and control groups (N = 155) were compared on measures of mindfulness resilience and psychological well-being....

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Humility: Review of measurement strategies and conceptualization as personality judgment.

Humility is an understudied virtue in positive psychology. Both conceptual and methodological challenges have retarded its study. In this article we discuss how humility has been defined....

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Compassion-focused reappraisal benefit-focused reappraisal and rumination after an interpersonal offense: Emotion-regulation implications for subjective emotion linguistic responses and physiology.

This repeated measures psychophysiology experiment studied three responses to a past interpersonal offense (38 females and 33 males). We compared rumination with two offense reappraisal strategies....

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Normative theory and psychological research: Hedonism eudaimonism and why it matters.

This article is a contribution to the debate about eudaimonism started by Kashdan et al. and Waterman in a previous issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology [Kashdan T.B. Biswas-Diener R. & King L.A. (2008). Reconsidering happiness: The costs of distinguishing between hedonics and eudaimonia....

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Constitutive and instrumental goal orientations and their relations with eudaimonic and hedonic well-being.

This study investigated an Aristotelian model of eudaimonic and hedonic well-being that distinguishes between goal orientations in which the means and ends are separable (instrumental) and in which the means and ends are inherently related (constitutive)....

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Behavioral activation interventions for well-being: A meta-analysis.

One of the most promising ways to increase well-being is to engage in valued and enjoyable activities. Behavioral activation (BA) an intervention approach most commonly associated with the treatment of depression is consistent with this recommendation and can easily be adapted for non-clinical populations....

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Authentic happiness theory supported by impact of religion on life satisfaction: A longitudinal analysis with data for Germany.

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey this paper assesses the relationship between life satisfaction and religious practice. It is shown that individuals who become more religious over time record long term gains in life satisfaction while those who become less religious record long term losses....

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