Positive Psychology? Positive psychology is one of the newest branches of psychology to emerge. This particular area of psychology focuses on how to help human beings prosper and lead healthy, happy lives. While many other branches of psychology tend to focus on dysfunction and abnormal behavior, positive psychology is centered on helping people become happier. Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describe positive psychology in the following way: "We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise that achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving in individuals, families, and communities." Over the last ten years or so, general interest in positive psychology has grown tremendously. Today, more and more people are searching for information on how they can become more fulfilled and achieve their full potential. The History of Positive Psychology Important People in Positive Psychology Major Topics in Positive Psychology References Seligman, M.
Christophe André Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour les articles homonymes, voir André. Christophe André Christophe André (à gauche) à l'Université de la Terre en 2011. Christophe André est un psychiatre et psychothérapeute français. Biographie[modifier | modifier le code] Christophe André est l’un des chefs de file des thérapies comportementales et cognitives en France, et a été l’un des premiers à y introduire l’usage de la méditation en psychothérapie. Chargé d’enseignement à l’université Paris X, il est auteur de nombreux livres de psychologie à destination du grand public. Son ouvrage Imparfaits, libres et heureux est couronné du Prix Psychologies-Fnac 2007. Principales publications à destination du grand public[modifier | modifier le code] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code] Voir aussi[modifier | modifier le code] Bibliographie[modifier | modifier le code] Liens externes[modifier | modifier le code]
Authentic Happiness | Authentic Happiness 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.
The Center for Character and Citizenship The Center engages in research, education and advocacy to foster the development of character, democratic citizenship and civil society. Funded by grants, individual donations, and through corporate and foundation support, the Center focuses on generating and disseminating both knowledge and research pertaining to how individuals develop moral and civic character. By providing scholars, educators and social organizations with the tools they need to contribute to this development, the Center plays the role of a think tank, offering workshops, consulting, and professional development. The Center also provides resources and tool kits to assist educators, parents and scholars in character and citizenship education. The Center’s core programs include: the Leadership Academy in Character Education, Youth Empowerment in Action! To learn more, watch Integrating Character and Citizenship Education from The Center for Character and Citizenship on Vimeo.
Christophe André Don’t Quarrel | Dr. Rick Hanson - Author of Buddha's Brain and Just One Thing posted on: November 30th, 2012 Who do you argue with?The Practice:Don’t quarrel.Why? It’s one thing to stick up for yourself and others. Similarly, it’s one thing to disagree with someone, even to the point of arguing – but it’s a different matter to get so caught up in your position that you lose sight of the bigger picture, including your relationship with the other person. You know you’re quarreling when you find yourself getting irritated, especially with that sticky feeling that you’re just not gonna quit until you’ve won. Quarrels happen both out in the open, between people, and inside the mind, like when you make a case in your head about another person or keep revisiting an argument to make your point more forcefully. However they happen, quarrels are stressful, activating the ancient fight-or-flight machinery in your brain and body: a bit of this won’t harm you, but a regular diet of quarreling is not good for your long-term physical and mental health. How?
Anyway, The Paradoxical Commandments - Do It Anyway - Kent M. Keith, Silent Revolution Flourish The university campus is a fertile setting for students to flourish – i.e., to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally and to translate this growth into action, habit and purpose. Flourish is a UTSC program to help you learn skills that foster growth. By systematically identifying academic and character strengths, the program will help you to learn effective stress management, improve your academic performance and boost your overall well-being. Flourish is a collaborative initiative involving Academic Advising & Career Centre, AccessAbility Services, Athletics & Recreation, Health & Wellness Centre, Office of the Registrar, Office of the Dean (Academic), and the Office of Student Affairs & Services. • are intellectually and socially engaged; • harness the best within you toward a purpose that you have defined • feel that you matter!