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Humor-based online positive psychology interventions: A randomized placebo-controlled long-term trial

While correlational evidence exists that humor is positively associated with well-being, only few studies addressed causality. We tested the effects of five humor-based activities on happiness and depression in a placebo-controlled, self-administered online positive psychology intervention study (N = 632 adults)....

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Is the good life characterized by self-control? Perceived regulatory success and judgments of life quality

To what extent do people view self-control as central to achieving a healthy, high-quality life? While scientific evidence strongly supports the notion that self-control is associated with successful adaptation and optimal functioning, we examine whether individuals connect this trait with positive outcomes....

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The effects of a program to enhance self-compassion in Japanese individuals: A randomized controlled pilot study

To date, there is no evidence suggesting that a program aimed at increasing self-compassion is effective in interdependent cultures such as Japan. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of an Enhancing Self-Compassion Program (ESP) among Japanese individuals in a randomized controlled study....

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Coaching psychology in schools: enhancing performance, development and wellbeing: A Book Review

A Book Review of Coaching psychology in schools: enhancing performance, development and wellbeing

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Contributing to coaching knowledge whilst learning how to research: a review and discussion of four student-coaching studies

This article showcases four student research projects focused on forms of internal and external coaching, and coaching supervision. The studies were selected from a pool of unpublished studies that were grouped according to their general interest and relevance to each other....

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A review of research into business coaching supervision

A systematic search of the coaching literature for original peer-reviewed studies into business coaching supervision yielded seven research reports. Evaluation of these studies showed them to be low in the reporting of methodological rigour....

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Effects of a group coaching for the vocational orientation of secondary school pupils

Vocational orientation is a challenging process to adolescents, especially in times of permanent change and in light of an overwhelming number of career possibilities. Effective career interventions which support young people during this process are therefore urgently needed....

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An investigation and analysis of the continuous professional development and coaching supervision needs of newly qualified and experienced coaches: a small-scale practitioner-based study

This small-scale practitioner study attempted to identify the perceived learning needs of coaches, in terms of continuous professional development (CPD) and coaching supervision. Research was UK based and conducted during May–September 2013....

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Evidence of competency: exploring coach, coachee and expert evaluations of coaching

Competency-based coach training and assessment implies that coaching skills and effectiveness are closely related. But who is best placed to determine ‘effectiveness’?...

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CoachX: Jeff Hull on Coaching the Post-Heroic Leader

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