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Constitutive and instrumental goal orientations and their relations with eudaimonic and hedonic well-being.

This study investigated an Aristotelian model of eudaimonic and hedonic well-being that distinguishes between goal orientations in which the means and ends are separable (instrumental) and in which the means and ends are inherently related (constitutive)....

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Behavioral activation interventions for well-being: A meta-analysis.

One of the most promising ways to increase well-being is to engage in valued and enjoyable activities. Behavioral activation (BA) an intervention approach most commonly associated with the treatment of depression is consistent with this recommendation and can easily be adapted for non-clinical populations....

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Authentic happiness theory supported by impact of religion on life satisfaction: A longitudinal analysis with data for Germany.

Using data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Survey this paper assesses the relationship between life satisfaction and religious practice. It is shown that individuals who become more religious over time record long term gains in life satisfaction while those who become less religious record long term losses....

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Are courageous actions successful actions?

When asked to describe a courageous action they have taken personally people overwhelmingly describe an action with a successful outcome (Pury Kowalski & Spearman 2007). Study 1 replicated these findings in observations of other people....

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The Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being: Psychometric properties demographic comparisons and evidence of validity.

The Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being (QEWB) was developed to measure well-being in a manner consistent with how it is conceptualized in eudaimonist philosophy....

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A question of balance: Time perspective and well-being in British and Russian samples.

Two studies were conducted investigating the relationship between the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory (ZTPI) scales and well-being measures in British (N = 179) and Russian (N = 289) student samples....

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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

This article provides an overview of lifestyle medicine and useful resources.

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Find Your Power: A Toolkit for Resilience and Positive Change

Addressing personal and planetary issues, Find Your Power describes how to strengthen your ability to bring about positive change. Drawing on insights from addictions recovery, positive psychology, storytelling and holistic science, it includes proven strategies for improving mood, building strengths and increasing effectiveness....

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Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching: Assessment, Activities and Strategies for Success

Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher, psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positive psychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presents a wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put to use right away in your coaching practice....

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A Coach's Guide to Developing Exemplary Leaders: Making the Most of The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)

Kouzes' and Posner's bestselling The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source for becoming a better leader for millions of executives....

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