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A differentiated approach to the link between positive emotion, motivation, and eudaimonic well-being

Many studies have highlighted the role that positive emotions play in promoting eudaimonic well-being, yet often fail to differentiate between discrete positive emotions (e.g. gratitude, compassion, pride, and contentment)....

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Awe’s effects on generosity and helping

It is unclear whether positive emotionality in general, or some specific positive emotions (e.g. other-oriented ones), but not others (e.g. self-oriented and, possibly, stimulus-oriented ones), enhance prosocial thoughts, dispositions, and behavior....

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Positive psychology in context: Effects of expressing gratitude in ongoing relationships depend on perceptions of enactor responsiveness

Recent correlational evidence implicates gratitude in personal and relational growth, for both members of ongoing relationships. From these observations, it would be tempting to prescribe interpersonal gratitude exercises to improve relationships....

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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: Positivity Part 3 with Margaret Moore

In this webinar, Margaret Moore, co-director, identifies the top 10 positive emotions and strategies for coaching.
 

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Webinar: Positivity Part 2 with Margaret Moore

Co-Director Margaret Moore disusses in this webinar generating positive emotions: past, present, future.

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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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MasterClass: Positivity and Love 2.0

This MasterClass aligns with the Institute of Coaching's theme: the conference that never ends. Here, we feature Barbara Frederickson’s research on positivity, or positive emotions, as well as her research on the psychology and biology of “love,” what Barbara describes as the supreme emotion, explored in her latest book Love 2.0....

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The Journal of Positive Psychology

Effect of integrative reminiscence therapy on depression, well-being, integrity, self-esteem, and life satisfaction in older adults

Reminiscence therapy is a psychological intervention for older adults to remembering and interpreting life events that were experienced at some time in the past....

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The Journal of Positive Psychology

The effect of contact with natural environments on positive and negative affect: A meta-analysis

A growing body of empirical research suggests that brief contact with natural environments improves emotional wellbeing. The current study synthesizes this body of research using meta-analytic techniques and assesses the mean effect size of exposure to natural environments on both positive and negative affect....

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