Positive Psychology

Behavioral intervention technologies for positive psychology: Introduction to the special issue

Introduction

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Does the courage measure really measure courage? A theoretical and empirical evaluation

Courage has seen an explosion of research in all branches of psychology and the most popular measure is Norton and Weiss’s the courage measure (CM). Despite widespread use limited investigations into its psychometric properties and validity have been performed....

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Cost-effectiveness of online positive psychology: Randomized controlled trial

As yet no evidence is available about the cost-effectiveness of positive psychological interventions. When offered via the Internet these interventions may be particularly cost-effective because they are highly scalable and do not rely on scant resources such as therapists’ time....

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Better Days - A randomized controlled trial of an internet-based positive psychology intervention

The internet seems promising for delivering interventions to enhance well-being in a normal population. The aim of this study was to test the effects of an internet-based positive psychology intervention targeting gratitude pleasant activities strengths mastery acts of kindness optimism flow attributions and mindfulness....

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Barbara Frederickson's work on Positivity and Love 2.0

A View from a Coach…

"Love is our supreme emotion that makes us come fully alive." –
Barbara L. Fredrickson

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Cross-sectional and longitudinal predictors of wellbeing: invariance across 25 years

This study addressed: (a) whether any changes in well-being over time could be attributed to participants’ aging or to economic or historical events; (b) whether predictors (e.g....

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From strengths use to work performance: The role of harmonious passion subjective vitality and concentration

Research has shown that strengths use and development can foster individual performance and well-being at work. However to date little is known about the underlying psychological processes that might be operating in this relation....

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Positive communication in health and wellness

Inspired by recent work in positive psychology, Positive Communication in Health and Wellness gives scholarly attention to what’s going right in people’s communication lives....

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Review of Dr. Fredrickson's Article Responding to Ratio Criticism

Review of Dr. Fredrickson's Article Responding to Ratio Criticism

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Influence of character strengths on mental health stigma

We examined traits of open-mindedness kindness hope and social intelligence in the context of mental health stigma. Stigma – a process that objectifies and dehumanizes a person who has mental illness – diminishes people’s ability to control their behavior as coping with stigma requires self-regulation....

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