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Webinar: Emotions in Coaching with Robert Biswas-Diener PhD

Most coach training programs emphasize interpersonal skills, models and procedures, and personal development work such as ethical decision making. There has been, to date, a relative absence of systematic attention to emotional states-- on the part of both the coach and the coachee-- as it occurs during session. In this presentation Dr....

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2011 Conference Video: Linking Theory, Practice & Results in Coaching

Panel, consisting of Phil Levendusky, PhD; Edward Phillips, MD; Susan David, PhD; Robert Biswas-Diener, PhD; and Richard Boyatzis, Phd speak on the topic "Linking Theory, Practice and Results in Coaching at the 2011 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference.

Friends and family: A cross-cultural investigation of social support and subjective well-being among college students

Despite the growing number of cross-cultural studies focusing on well-being little is known about social support outside of western civilization particularly among people in Middle Eastern cultures. The current study examined the relationships between perceived social support and components of subjective well-being (i.e....

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Self-perceived strengths among people who are homeless

This study examined self-perceived strengths among 116 people who were homeless. Those who had experienced a longer period of current homelessness tended to report fewer personal strengths (r¼0.23). Nonetheless in spite of their marginalized position in society the vast majority of participants (114 out of 116) perceived personal strengths....

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An experiential approach to teaching positive psychology to undergraduates

Positive psychology is not only a science but an applied science as well. As such the undergraduate classroom can act as a laboratory in which students can personally experience the interventions associated with this field....

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Book Review: Average to A+: realising strengths in yourself and others by A. Linley

Alex Linley’s newest book, Average to A+, is the latest in a series of books on the increasingly popular psychological topic of strengths.  This is a review of his book by Robert Biswas-Diener published in the Journal of Positive Psychology.

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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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Positivity

An introduction to Positivity

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Two traditions of happiness research not two distinct types of happiness.

In an earlier paper (Kashdan Biswas-Diener & King 2008) we outlined a critique of the distinction being made between eudaimonic and hedonic forms of happiness. That paper seems to have had the desired effect in stimulating discourse on this important subject as evidenced by a number of responses from our colleagues....

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