Curiosity and well-being.

Recent conceptualizations of curiosity have identified two underlying factors that together represent trait curiosity: exploration (the disposition to seek out novel/challenging situations) and absorption (the disposition to become fully engaged in these interesting situations) (Kashdan Rose & Fincham 2004)....

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Who benefits the most from a gratitude intervention in children and adolescents? Examining positive affect as a moderator.

To date nearly half of the work supporting the efficacy of gratitude interventions did so by making contrasts with techniques that induce negative affect (e.g. record your daily hassles). Gratitude interventions have shown limited benefits if any over control conditions....

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Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from emerging adulthood to older adulthood.

Meaning in life is thought to be important to well-being throughout the human life span. We assessed the structure levels and correlates of the presence of meaning in life and the search for meaning within four life stage groups: emerging adulthood young adulthood middle-age adulthood and older adulthood....

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Positive expectancies and mental health: Identifying the unique contributions of hope and optimism.

Contemporary theories of hope and optimism provide two explanations for how positive expectancies can shape human behavior and promote well-being....

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From Burnout to Resilience: Coaching Physicians and Physician Leaders with Positive Psychology

Gail Gazelle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, is a practicing physician, a part-time Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an executive coach for physicians and physician leaders. A specialist in physician and physician executive burnout and resilience, Dr....

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