Positive Psychology

Book Review: The subtle (and not so subtle) mind

A Book Review of The subtle (and not so subtle) mind

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Book Review: Nurturing creativity in the classroom edited by R.A. Beghetto and J.C. Kaufman

A Book Review of Nurturing creativity in the classroom edited by R.A. Beghetto and J.C. Kaufman.

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Book Review: Thought you knew about being thankful? Think again!! Gratitude in Education: A Radical View

A Book Review of Thought you knew about being thankful? Think again!! Gratitude in Education: A Radical View.

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Book Review: Heroes: An enquiry into the extraordinary?

A Book Review of Heroes: An enquiry into the extraordinary?

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Friends and family: A cross-cultural investigation of social support and subjective well-being among college students

Despite the growing number of cross-cultural studies focusing on well-being little is known about social support outside of western civilization particularly among people in Middle Eastern cultures. The current study examined the relationships between perceived social support and components of subjective well-being (i.e....

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A moral act elevation and prosocial behavior: Moderators of morality

Elevation refers to the feeling experienced when a moral act is witnessed. The current study sought to illuminate elevation by examining conditions under which elevation is amplified. Study 1 demonstrated that the character of the recipient of the moral deed moderates the relationship between witnessing a moral deed and experiencing elevation....

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Counterfactual thinking about one's birth enhances well-being judgments

Previous research demonstrates that thinking counterfactually about life experiences facilitates meaning making about those events. Two studies extend this work into the well-being domain by examining the effects of writing factually or counterfactually about one’s birth on well-being....

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The personality of meaning in life: Associations between dimensions of life meaning and the Big Five

The goal of the current study was to identify aspects of personality that are associated with different ways in which people find meaning in life....

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The power of one: benefits of individual self-expansion

The self-expansion model suggests that the acquisition of new identities capabilities perspectives and resources primarily occurs in the context of romantic relationships and that self-expanding activities have numerous benefits for relationships....

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The VIA Classification of 24 Character Strengths and Other Resources

The VIA Classification of 24 Character Strengths and Other Resources 1. Review the handout of the latest “language” of the VIA Classification of character strengths and virtues....

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