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What is Positive Psychology?

What is Positive Psychology?

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Positive Education - Success Integrated What is Positive Psychology? • psychology is focused on what's wrong with people & how to fix it - a disease or deficit model; &• positive psychology is focused on what's right with people (building strengths) & how they can thrive - a well-ness model. Positive Psychology has an evidence base in neuro-science and is structured around the well-being theory developed by Dr Martin Seligman. According to Dr.

Cognitive Biases 101, with Peter Baumann Biases are good for you, says the musician and cognitive behavior researcher: "They really guide us in a broader sense so that we don’t hurt ourselves, you know, bias towards feeling solid ground rather than wobbling ground. The interesting thing is really not to try to do away with these biases but to really recognize them and not to see them as something negative." Peter Baumann: Well biases are one of the most interesting phenomena in evolution and I would go as far as saying there’s nothing that’s not a bias. I mean we are biased to live in a certain temperature range and we prefer sweet food to over bitter food. So biases are essential. They really guide us in a broader sense so that we don’t hurt ourselves, you know, bias towards feeling solid ground rather than wobbling ground.

Existential Humanistic Institute Audio & Video Michael Krasny of KQED Talks with Kirk Schneider July 16, 2013 KQED Host Michael Krasny Interviews Kirk Schneider, EHI's Vice President and Instructor, about his latest book "The Polarized Mind." Listen to this interview on the EHI Blog Interview with Ed Voris, Nader Robert Shabahangi, Patrick Fox, moderated by Dr. Sally Gelardin Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life You may know Mark Twain for some of his very popular books like Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He was a writer and also a humorist, satirist and lecturer. Twain is known for his many – and often funny – quotes. Here are a few of my favorite tips from him. 1. Approve of yourself.

The Good Listener: What's The Perfect Soundtrack To Teenage Flirtation? : All Songs Considered We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the Bachelor Bouquets we ordered ourselves in order to appear loved is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on music to play at a dance for nervous, flirtatious teenagers. Nanna writes via Facebook: "This Valentine's Day, I will attend a formal thrown for freshman and sophomore college students in the Netherlands — they are giving us, the lecturers, free drinks, so how could I not? — and I'm already massively looking forward to observing awkward late-teens eyeing each other and trying to flirt. What would be the best soundtrack to this particular event?"

Positive education: Creating flourishing students, staff and schools By Dr Suzy Green MAPS, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, and Positive Psychology Institute, Dr Lindsay Oades, Director, Australian Institute of Business Well-Being, University of Wollongong, and Paula Robinson, Positive Psychology Institute This article provides an introduction to the field of ‘positive education' and demonstrates how applied positive psychology, which includes evidence-based coaching, can inform and assist schools to develop and maintain the optimal functioning of students and staff. We encourage those working in or with schools to think strategically in creating positive education programs that support and sustain a positive school climate and culture for whole school wellbeing. What is positive education?

Sam Harris: The Self is an Illusion Transcript Sam Harris: What one of the problems we have in discussing consciousness scientifically is that consciousness is irreducibly subjective. This is a point that many philosophers have made – Thomas Nagel, John Sorrell, David Chalmers. While I don’t agree with everything they’ve said about consciousness I agree with them on this point that consciousness is what it’s like to be you. Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide For Disaster Responders Developed jointly with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, PFA is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism: to reduce initial distress, and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning. It is for use by first responders, incident command systems, primary and emergency health care providers, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, disaster relief organizations, Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corps, and the Citizens Corps in diverse settings.

The psychology of marketing, money and happiness - Talking Shop If there was one refrain that summarised marketing 'come on, get happy' would be it. Marketers love to sell you happiness, or at least products that might make you happy for a short time. We know that it can't buy love, but can money really buy happiness?

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