Author: Positive Psychology Coach

Optimism and Hope

People can be differentiated to the extent that they have different expectancies about the achievement of their goals, and other future events. Optimists have a generalized sense of confidence about the future, characterized by their broad expectancy that outcomes are likely to be positive. Pessimists, on the other hand, have a generalized sense of doubt…
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September 24, 2018 0

Happiness and Subjective Well-being

History of Happiness Happiness has been a topic of interest for many centuries, starting with ancient Greek philosophy, through post-Enlightenment Western-European moral philosophy (especially Utilitarianism) to current quality-of-life and well-being research in social, political and economic sciences (Veenhoven, 1991a). Today, happiness as a concept seems to be readily embraced by most people and appears to…
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September 23, 2018 0

Positive Psychology and Business

Positive Organizational Scholarship Positive organizational scholarship (POS) is a scientific discipline in its own right that explicitly aims to implement the insights of positive psychology in the workplace. It is generally helpful to consider it as a set techniques to explore the question of how to help organizations foster well-being as well as meet their…
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September 23, 2018 0

Successful Tested Applications

Positive psychology and one-to-one practices ‘A new kid on the block’, coaching is a natural ally of positive psychology. It is a relatively new phenomenon, which has exploded in popularity since the 1980s (Kauffman & Secular, 2004 ). Starting out as executive coaching, focused on high flyers whose companies could afford to pay for their…
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September 23, 2018 0

Why Positive Psychology?

According to positive psychologists, for most of its life mainstream psychology (sometimes also referred as ‘psychology as usual’ has been concerned with the negative aspects of human life. There have been Pockets of interest in topics such as creativity, optimism and wisdom, but they have not been united behind any grand theory or a broad,…
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September 23, 2018 0

What is Positive Psychology?

You have probably heard of the term ‘positive psychology’ on TV, radio or even in fashion magazines. But what is it really? What does it stand for? Positive psychology is a science of positive aspects of human life, such as happiness, well-being and flourishing. It can be summarized in the words of its founder, Dr.…
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September 23, 2018 0

Learned Happiness

Shawn Achor: We’ve been taught that if we work hard, we will be successful, and then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, get a raise, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: happiness…
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