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Addressing the role of personality, ability, and positive and negative affect in positive psychology interventions: Findings from a randomized intervention based on the authentic happiness theory and extensions

The present study explores the role of personality, ability, and affect in a randomized, group-based positive psychology intervention program based on Seligman’s authentic happiness theory and extensions....

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Teaching happiness at school: Non-randomised controlled mixed-methods feasibility study on the effectiveness of Personal Well-Being Lessons

The paper presents an educational initiative to develop a separate well-being curriculum for a federation of schools in south-east London. A mixed-methods study was undertaken to evaluate the feasibility of the curriculum run biweekly in Year 7 (age 11–12, N = 96)....

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Use of positive interventions: Does neuroticism moderate the sustainability of their effects on happiness?

Previous research indicates that performing positive activities boosts happiness. The present studies examined whether neuroticism would moderate the sustainability of the effects of positive activities on happiness....

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An evaluation of positive psychology intervention effectiveness trials using the re-aim framework: A practice-friendly review

Meta-analyses indicate the efficacy of positive psychology interventions in promoting well-being. But, despite accumulating empirical and anecdotal evidence of these interventions’ implementation in real-world settings, no review of effectiveness research exists....

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A case for the advancement of the design and study of online positive psychological interventions

As PPI research embraces the use of the Internet it is incumbent on the research community to keep up with the everevolving best practices in online intervention research. This paper provides an overview of current practices in online positive psychological intervention (OPPI) research and suggests improvements to those practices....

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An Internet-based positive psychology program: Strategies to improve effectiveness and engagement

Internet-delivered health promotion/disease prevention programs need to be effective and engaging to both universal and targeted populations. We will illustrate the utility of organic programming (OP) a model to rapidly evaluate revise and re-deliver Internet-based programs to achieve these aims....

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EARTH of Well-Being System: A pilot study of an Information and Communication Technology-based positive psychology intervention

The positive technology field combines the objectives of positive psychology with enhancements from information and communication technologies....

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Appreciation of beauty training: A web-based intervention

This study presents qualitative findings from a three-week web-based intervention of appreciation of beauty....

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Leveraging social media content to support engagement in positive interventions

A key challenge for positive psychology interventions is promoting sustained engagement to improve long-term outcomes. One way to increase engagement is to introduce variety to reduce hedonic adaptation. Here we propose supplementing intervention prompts with items from a person’s social media archive to add variety....

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2014 February Coaching Report

This month our member Master Class focuses on “coaching the addicted mind.” 58% of adults report being addicted to our smartphones (68% of ages 25-34!), and many workplaces are a sea of distracted, multitasking, addicted (email/texting, sugar, or work) minds. There is no small need for new coaching techniques, including coaching ourselves....

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