Positive Psychology

1. Geographic Distance Leads to Improved Problem Solving (More Creative and Expansive Problem Solving) psychology PhDs use a test of creative problem solving called a creative generation task. It involves being given a problem and...

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Here’s a happiness boosting technique that has been shown to produce lasting benefits over a period of 6 months. Step 1 Take the VIA Signature Strengths Test to identify your top 5 strengths. (VIA stands...

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1 minute mindfulness exercises to give your brain & body a break from overthinking and stress. 1. Pick 1 daily activity that you plan to do mindfully (with your full attention). For example, kiss your...

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Something you can easily try today... When you kiss your partner goodbye at the start of the day, or kiss them hello at the end of the day, linger a little bit longer with the kiss....

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Keepin' The Lovin' Feelin'

August 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Almost all of you reading this will have had an experience of having been in a romantic relationship that got less happy as time went on. What goes wrong? “When marriages fail, it is not...

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Now that is this blog is starting to have a nice, wee community of readers (through the subscriptions and the Facebook page), I thought I’d experiment with doing a community project. Pleasure and sense of...

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction The mp3 file below can be used to do a 15 min mindfulness meditation for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (or 30 min, or any multiples of 15 by just copying the...

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An emerging trend is people using methods similar to those used in psychology research to study themselves. A MAJOR COOL THING about studies of self – your options for what you can study are almost...

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Psychology Trends: Happiness Tracking

January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Back in the day, psychological researchers who wanted to measure people’s in-the-moment happiness, thoughts and activities had to supply their study participants with devices in order to do this. From this research, we learned, for...

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Smart phones are making it easier and more fun to do things that are likely to benefit your happiness and psychological wellbeing. Here’s an example. For the past few days I’ve been trying out a...

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