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Hope and emotional well-being: A six-year study to distinguish antecedents, correlates, and consequences

Hope is a motivational factor that helps initiate and sustain action toward long-term goals, including flexible management of obstacles that get in the way of goal attainment. Despite an abundance of research on the benefits of hope, little attention has been given to this aspect of youth development via longitudinal studies....

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Webinar: Rage Against the Psychological Machine with Todd Kashdan

In this presentation, we will discuss some counter-intuitive ideas about how coaches, in a wide range of specialties-leadership, life, health/wellness --can support clients to achieve personal well-being, successful relationships, and high-functioning teams....

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Strength balance and implicit strength measurement: New considerations for research on strengths of character

Jack of all trades, master of none seems apropos to character strengths. Research indicates that readily endorsed and intrinsically motivating strengths (i.e. signature strengths) are most useful in promoting well-being; improving less-developed strengths receives less emphasis....

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2014 Video Interview with Todd Kashdan PhD

Todd Kashdan PhD discusses his work on wellbeing and his material from his keynote presented at the 2014 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference in an interview with Joan Ryan, Founding Fellow.  Todd is a Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University....

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2014 Conference Video: Psychological Flexibility in Coaching with Steven Hayes PhD and Todd Kashdan PhD

Cognitive, emotional, and behavioral flexibility is a key to success in almost every area of life.  This workshop shows how coaches, trainers, and consultants can use acceptance, mindfulness, and values-based training drawn from Acceptance and Commitment Training and from positive psychology to create greater psychological agility so as to ...

2014 Conference Video: Optimizing Social Relationships in Coaching with Todd Kashdan PhD

In his talk at the 2014 Conference, Todd Kashdan reveals how curiosity, meaning, and purpose and psychology flexibility are critical for a well lived life.  Todd is a Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for Consciousness and Transformation at George Mason University....

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The unbearable lightness of meaning: Well-being and unstable meaning in life

Psychological theories prioritize developing enduring sources of meaning in life. As such unstable meaning should be detrimental to well-being. Two daily experience sampling studies were conducted to test this hypothesis....

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A dynamic approach to psychological strength development and intervention

Many practitioners working with clients from a strengths perspective largely rely on ad hoc interventions and employ a simplistic ‘identify and use’ approach....

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Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life

Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life with Curious? In this fascinating, enlightening volume, renowned psychology professor Todd Kashdan reveals how cultivating curiosity is the road to happy, healthy, and meaningful living and the true key to falling in love with life.

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