Positive Psychology

The motivational benefits of specific versus general optimism

This study addresses the question whether a specific work-related form of optimistic thinking has motivational consequences in terms of work engagement above and beyond general optimism over time. A specific form of optimistic thinking is focus on opportunities....

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Gains without pains? Growth after positive events

While past research suggests that people experience positive psychological changes after adverse events little is known about psychological changes that happen after positive events....

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On the confluence of optimism and hope on depressive symptoms in primary care patients: Does doubling up on bonum futurun Proffer any added benefits?

A model involving optimism and hope as predictors of depressive symptoms was tested in a sample of 28 male and 67 female primary care patients. Beyond the distinct influence of the two predictors on depressive symptoms optimism and hope were also hypothesized to interact together to predict depressive symptoms....

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Are meaning and purpose distinct? An examination of correlates and predictors

Existing empirical literature has typically treated meaning and purpose as identical....

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Book Review: Happiness: An ongoing and social process

A Book Review of Happiness: An ongoing and social process.

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Book Review: Wellbeing: The five essential elements

A Book Review of Wellbeing: The five essential elements.

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Book Review: The psychological wealth of nations: Do happy people make a happy society?

A Book Review of The psychological wealth of nations: Do happy people make a happy society?

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Book Review: Understanding intuition and how the mind works

A Book Review of Understanding intuition and how the mind works.

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Book Review: Positive psychology as social change

A Book Review of Positive psychology as social change.

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Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychology

This study quantitatively assessed the size disciplinary reach impact and topic breadth of positive psychology (PP) in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the growth and significance of the field....

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