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Situational factors including: 1. your current physical environment, and 2. other people’s behaviour exert big effects on your emotions and thoughts. The effects of situational factors on thoughts and feelings come about (at least in...

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Self Experiments in Relationship Closeness

March 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Regular readers will know by now that I’m a big fan of “self experiments”. For new readers, psychological self experiments = trying out advice from psychology in your own life, and often tweaking it to...

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Sources of Positive Emotions

March 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

This is a self development exercise about positive emotions. Grab a piece of note paper to note down your answers (you won’t need to do a lot of writing). Positive emotions For each of the...

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Which emotions do you value the most?

February 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

The following are four questions I find useful for understanding people’s behaviour and emotional motivations. Answering them will help you better understand your own motivation and behaviour. I also recommend asking your significant other to...

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The VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire. Free Online Questionnaire. The VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire is great tool for understanding yourself better, and understanding the most effective ways to boost your positive emotions. (VIA stands for “Values...

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You can get the unabridged audiobook version of Positivity (download it to your computer in a few minutes) COMPLETELY FREE with this free trial of Audible Positivity Barbara Fredrickson Audiobook. “Positivity” is part of a...

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You can get the unabridged audiobook version of The How of Happiness (download it to your computer in a few minutes) COMPLETELY FREE with this free trial of Audible The How of Happiness Audiobook. The...

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