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Looking forward to tomorrow: The buffering effect of a daily optimism intervention

This research demonstrates the effectiveness of a brief daily self-applied optimism intervention in an adult normal population. Participants completed Life Orientation Test-Revised Positive and Negative Affect Scale Satisfaction with Life Scale and Burnout Measure scales before immediately after and one month after the intervention....

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Introduction and guide to application

From science to practice. A case study on developing leaders in anesthesiology.

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About Daniel J. Siegel MD

About Dr. Daniel Siegel

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Mindful Awareness, Mindsight, and Neural Integration

Mindful awareness has been demonstrated to alter brain function, mental activity, and interpersonal relationships toward well-being. This article hypothesizes that mindful awareness promotes these positive changes through a proposed ‘‘internal attunement’’ that catalyzes the fundamental process of integration....

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Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect

In Social, renowned psychologist Matthew Lieberman explores groundbreaking research in social neuroscience revealing that our need to connect with other people is even more fundamental, more basic, than our need for food or shelter.  Because of this, our brain uses its spare time to learn about the social world – other people and our relati...

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Positive psychotherapy for smoking cessation: Treatment development feasibility and preliminary results

Low positive and high negative affect (NA) predict low rates of smoking abstinence among smokers making a quit attempt. Positive psychotherapy can both increase positive affect (PA) and decrease NA and therefore may be a useful adjunct to behavioral smoking counseling....

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Some key differences between a happy life and a meaningful life

Being happy and finding life meaningful overlap but there are important differences. A large survey revealed multiple differing predictors of happiness (controlling for meaning) and meaningfulness (controlling for happiness). Satisfying one’s needs and wants increased happiness but was largely irrelevant to meaningfulness....

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Predicting meaning in work: Theory data implications

Literature on meaning in work indicates that a sense of meaning in work is inherently subjective but impacted by different contexts. In the present paper these contexts are operationalized by three inter-related levels: individual work tasks and organizational....

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Sources and motives for personal meaning in adulthood

This study examined sources and motives for personal meaning in adulthood using a mixed methods approach. Participants (N = 666) from seven Western countries reported sources of life meaning and why they were meaningful. They rated their perceived meaningfulness of 10 life domains and completed the Satisfaction with Life Scale....

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On knowing more than we can tell: Intuitive processes and the experience of meaning

Conceptually defining meaning and meaning in life has proven to be difficult. We suggest that this difficulty reveals an important fact about meaning. Meaning is at least in part the result of processes that are not available to awareness except as vague intuitive gut feelings....

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