Positive Psychology

Happiness among the garbage: Differences in overall happiness among trash pickers in Leon (Nicaragua)

This article analyzes various aspects related to overall happiness expressed by 99 people who make their living in the dumps of Leo´ n (Nicaragua) – a group that is difficult to access heavily stigmatized and living in extreme poverty....

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Book Review: Redirect: The surprising new science of psychological change by Timothy D. Wilson

A book review of Redirect: The surprising new science of psychological change.

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SMART Strengths - Building Character Resilience and Relationships in Youth

Loaded with activities resources and real-life examples SMART Strengths is the new gold standard in the field of positive education....

Mindfulness-based stress reduction effects on moral reasoning and decision making

Previous research has demonstrated that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) improves psychological functioning in multiple domains. However to date no studies have examined the effects of MBSR on moral reasoning and decision making....

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Are there multiple channels through which we connect with beauty and excellence?

This research answers the question whether there are multiple channels through which we connect with beauty and excellence and thus contributes to the understanding of the structure of appreciation. Two models were examined: the appreciation of beauty and excellence (ABE) model [Haidt J. & Keltner D. (2004)....

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A feasibility study of psychological strengths and well-being assessment in individuals living with recurrent depression

Current conceptualizations of mental illness focus on assessing psychopathology. A balanced approach would assess strengths that individuals bring to coping with illness....

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Book Review: Willpower: Rediscovering the greatest human strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney

A Book review of Willpower: Rediscovering the greatest human strength by Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney.

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It is about time: Daily relationships between temporal perspective and well-being

This study examined the day-to-day relationships between temporal perspective and well-being. Temporal perspective has predominantly been measured with single-occasion measurement designs which ignore the potential for within-person variations that may be important in accounting for fluctuations in well-being....

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How eudaimonic and hedonic motives relate to the well-being of close others

Past research has examined the link of eudaimonic and hedonic motives with personal well-being but less is known about their link with the well-being of close others. Also empirical data on the link with the well-being of close others would address an ongoing debate regarding whether eudaimonia is egoistic and possibly detrimental to others....

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Happiness, inspiration and the fully functioning person: Separating hedonic and eudaimonic well-being in the workplace

The study investigates the idea that feeling good and functioning well-being are regulated by two different mechanisms: hedonic and eudaimonic. At the state level it is assumed that happiness is a hedonic feeling typically experienced when life is easy or a goal is reached....

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