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Using the new Positive Psychology

Using the new Positive Psychology
Featured Questionnaire: Compassionate Love Scale Measures your tendency to support, help, and understand other people Source: Sprecher, S. & Fehr, B. (2005). Compassionate love for close others and humanity. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 22, 629-652. Used with permission of Susan Sprecher. ©2005 Susan Sprecher and Beverly Fehr Emotion Questionnaires: Authentic Happiness Inventory Questionnaire Measures Overall Happiness Questionnaire is © 2005 Chris Peterson, University of Michigan. CES-D Questionnaire Measures Depression Symptoms The Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D) was developed by L.S. Fordyce Emotions Questionnaire Measures Current Happiness From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 1 - Positive Feeling and Positive Character Questionnaire copyright Dr. General Happiness Questionnaire Assesses Enduring Happiness From Authentic Happiness, Chapter 4 - Can You Make Yourself Lastingly Happier? Engagement Questionnaires: Meaning Questionnaires:

http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/questionnaires.aspx

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Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist by Maria Popova Down the rabbit hole of antimatter, or how to believe six impossible things about gender stereotypes before breakfast. As a lover of science and of all things Alice in Wonderland, imagine my delight at discovering Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics (public library) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist Robert Gilmore, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and CERN. Besides the clever concept, two things make the book especially remarkable: It flies in the face of gender stereotypes with a female protagonist who sets out to make sense of some of the most intense science of all time, and it features Gilmore’s own magnificent illustrations for a perfect intersection of art and science, true to recent research indicating that history’s most successful scientists also dabbled in the arts.

Why inspirational quotes can do more harm than good The following article is written by happiness expert and psychologist Dr Melissa Weinberg from Deakin University’s School of Psychology. It seems everyone is hating on celebrity chef Pete Evans lately for dishing out misinformed, and potentially harmful dietary advice. Vulnerable people can be easily fooled by his charm and confidence, and by the apparent simplicity of the messages he promotes. Well, it’s not fair that he cops all the flack. This doesn’t just happen in the food industry. It happens in all professional industries. Test your happiness Psychologists say it is possible to measure your happiness. This test designed by psychologist Professor Ed Diener from the University of Illinois, takes just a minute to complete. To find out how happy you are just look at the five statements below and decide whether you agree or disagree using a 1-7 scale.

Self Diagnosis MyTherapy offers a free subscription that includes: Psychiatric diagnostic assessment Quality of Life assessment Computerized private diary (psychiatric progress note) Computerized graphing of your progress Statistical analysis of your progress Disclaimer We guarantee that no research whatsoever is done with this data, and all information gathered is held in the strictest of confidence. The author of this computer program, Dr. Phillip Long, is a retired psychiatrist in Vancouver, Canada, and this website has been extensively reviewed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, Canada.

Emotional Intensity Do you consider yourself an emotional person? If a potential friend candidly described you that way to your face, would you be flattered or disturbed? Compared to most people you know, are you stronger in the intensity and range of your feelings, milder, or somewhere in between? Legendary Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Why the Capacity for Boredom Is Essential for a Full Life by Maria Popova “Boredom … protects the individual, makes tolerable for him the impossible experience of waiting for something without knowing what it could be.” When was the last time you were bored — truly bored — and didn’t instantly spring to fill your psychic emptiness by checking Facebook or Twitter or Instagram? The last time you stood in line at the store or the boarding gate or the theater and didn’t reach for your smartphone seeking deliverance from the dreary prospect of forced idleness? A century and a half ago, Kierkegaard argued that this impulse to escape the present by keeping ourselves busy is our greatest source of unhappiness. A century later, Susan Sontag wrote in her diary about the creative purpose of boredom.

Happiness: 2nd Global Conference Connect Photodream Art Happiness 2nd Global Meeting: The Happiness Project Burns Depression Inventory Quiz - Depression Test for Self Evaluation Get Topic Updates Share Advertisement Quiz Introverts and Highly Sensitive People Introversion and high sensitivity are different, but they can also overlap and interact, and many of us experience both personality traits to some degree, perhaps along with shyness. This page includes articles plus some books, sites, videos and other material about these qualities, their impact on our creative lives, and how we can thrive using the positive aspects. “From about the age of eighteen or nineteen, when I went to college, I realized that it was just not my idea of fun to party.

Neuroscience of Free Will Neuroscience of free will is the part of neurophilosophy that studies the interconnections between free will and neuroscience. As it has become possible to study the living brain, researchers have begun to watch decision making processes at work. Findings could carry implications for our sense of agency and for moral responsibility and the role of consciousness in general.[1][2][3] Relevant findings include the pioneering study by Benjamin Libet and its subsequent redesigns; these studies were able to detect activity related to a decision to move, and the activity appears to begin briefly before people become conscious of it.[4] Other studies try to predict activity before overt action occurs.[5] Taken together, these various findings show that at least some actions - like moving a finger - are initiated unconsciously at first, and enter consciousness afterward.[6] A monk meditates.

Avoid Harmful Chemical Teeth Whitening With These DIY Tricks To A Brighter Smile Teeth naturally yellow as we age. A number of things we eat and drink can contribute to the loss of a pearly white smile. Drinking a lot of coffee, red wine, and smoking can cause yellowing. Soda, tea and berries contain chromogenic agents which stain teeth. Even some types of medication taken as an adult can cause yellowing. Everyone wants a great smile, but the cost and harmful toxins associated with whitening treatments can make you think twice.

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