Positive Psychology Questionnaires If you would like to recommend a questionnaire for this Web page, e-mail information in the format below to Peter Schulman. This page has information about the following questionnaires, some of which can be downloaded from this page. This list is not intended to be an endorsement of these questionnaires: Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI-II) Gratitude Questionnaire - 6 (GQ-6) Hope Scale (HS) Inspiration Scale (IS) Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) Older Adults' Attributional Style Questionnaire (OAASQ) Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS) Psychological Well-Being Scales Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI) Satisfaction with Life Scale Silver Lining Questionnaire (SLQ) State-Trait-Cheerfulness Inventory (STCI) Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS) Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory (TRIM) VIA Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. E-MAIL CONTACT INFORMATION: Dr. Todd B. 1. 2. 3. C. 1.
Ecole changer de cap! Jacques Lecomte Docteur en psychologie, chargé de cours à l’Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (sciences de l’éducation) et à la FASSE (Faculté de sciences sociales de l’Institut catholique de Paris). Après avoir étudié des thèmes tels que la résilience ou le sens, j’ai élargi mon horizon en m’intéressant à ce courant de recherche en plein développement : la psychologie positive. J’ai été nommé président de l’Association française et francophone de psychologie positive (APP), créée en octobre 2009, qui rassemble des enseignants-chercheurs, des praticiens et des acteurs divers, qui se reconnaissent dans cette approche de l’être humain. J’ai pour maxime : « La meilleure façon d’être réaliste et pragmatique, c’est d’être profondément idéaliste ». Ouvrages Introduction à la psychologie positive (directeur d’ouvrage), Paris, Dunod, 2009.
:: Authentic Happiness :: Using the new Positive Psychology Positive psychology To Martin Seligman, psychology (particularly its positive branch) can investigate and promote realistic ways of fostering more joy in individuals and communities. Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology whose purpose was summed up in 1998 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: "We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities." Positive psychologists seek "to find and nurture genius and talent" and "to make normal life more fulfilling", rather than merely treating mental illness. Positive psychology is primarily concerned with using the psychological theory, research and intervention techniques to understand the positive, adaptive, creative and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behavior. Overview Research from this branch of psychology has seen various practical applications. The goal
Children and Divorce: Helping Kids Cope With Separation and Divorce A parent’s guide to supporting your child through a divorce As a parent, it’s normal to feel uncertain about how to give your children the right support through your divorce or separation. It may be uncharted territory, but you can successfully navigate this unsettling time—and help your kids emerge from it feeling loved, confident, and strong. There are many ways you can help your kids adjust to separation or divorce. What I need from my mom and dad: A child’s list of wants I need both of you to stay involved in my life. Source: University of Missouri Helping children cope with divorce: What to tell your kids When it comes to telling your kids about your divorce, many parents freeze up. What to say and how to say it Difficult as it may be to do, try to strike an empathetic tone and address the most important points right up front. Tell the truth. Avoid blaming It’s vital to be honest with your kids, but without being critical of your spouse. Present a united front. Be age-aware. Listen.
Top 10 Things That Determine Happiness photo: meddygarnet Happiness is, by nature, a subjective quality with a definition like a moving target. There is scant evidence — qualitative or quantitative — to lend convincing support to those life variables most critical in determining individual happiness, which is likely why past researchers committed to the scientific method rarely tried to tackle the subject. This is changing. Take, for example, the World Database of Happiness in Rotterdam, self-described as a, “continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life.” While we’re not entirely convinced of this marriage between science and subjectivity, we can still offer up a top 10 of things that determine human happiness, as supported by this growing body of research. No.10 – Having a short memory Are you one to hold grudges? No.9 – Exacting fairness No.8 – Having lots of friendships No.7 – Being spiritual No.6 – Thinking ahead No.5 – Developing a skill According to psychology professor Dr. No.2 – Good genes
Cheaters Use Cognitive Tricks to Rationalize Infidelity Editor's note: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Most people believe that they are moral and good. They also believe cheating on a partner is wrong. So how do cheaters live with themselves after their infidelity? Understanding how they reconcile their indiscretions with their beliefs about themselves can help us figure out why “good people” cheat. Dissonance theory predicts that when individuals’ thoughts and behaviors are inconsistent, something has to give. Similarly, cheaters might minimize the significance of their infidelity as a way to cope with knowing they did something wrong. The experiment To test this idea, the researchers randomly assigned people to be either “faithful” or “unfaithful” in four different lab experiments. The results showed that participants who were made to feel unfaithful had more negative emotions than those in the “faithful” condition.
Nothingness: Why nothing matters - physics-math - 24 November 2011 Our pursuit of naught provides profound insights into the nature of reality Read more: "The nature of nothingness" SHAKESPEARE had it right, even in ways he couldn't have imagined. For centuries, scientists have indeed been making much ado about nothing - and with good reason. Nothing, or rather what we've long taken to be nothing, may be the key to understanding everything from why particles have mass to the expansion of the universe. As explored in this special issue of New Scientist (see "The nature of nothingness"), nothing is a rich and subtle subject whose biography is far from finished. The modern story of nothing began with a thought experiment dreamed up by Isaac Newton. With that answer, Newton made something out of nothing. The discovery of quantum mechanics took the story of nothing further still. This year's Nobel prize in physics recognises the power of nothing on cosmic scales. Profile New Scientist Not just a website! More From New Scientist More from the web (YouTube)