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The Fading Affect Bias in Pursuit of the Pleasant Life

Fading Affect Bias (FAB) The Fading Affect Bias, or FAB for short, refers to the cognitive phenomenon supported by research showing that memories associated with negative emotions tend to fade faster than ...
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Brief History of Positive Psychology (Part 2)

This article is part of the course THRIVE 101: Positive Psychology History and Introduction Jump to Course Continued From Part 1... But Wait, There is Good News Remember, Csikszentmihalyi found that teenagers ...
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Well-Being and the Five ‘Happy’ Lives

This article is part of the course THRIVE 103: Activating Strengths in Pursuit of Well-Being Jump to Course Well-Being and The PERMA Model Seligman (2011) argues that well-being is enhanced through thriving ...
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Brief History of Positive Psychology (Part 1)

This article is part of the course THRIVE 101: Positive Psychology History and Introduction Jump to Course It Didn't Start Off Very Positive I could not think of a better or more ...
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What I Learned Writing About 1,000+ Psychology Studies

If you go to get a doctoral degree in psychology, you spend five years reading a bunch of psychology studies. Or so I'm told. I've never gotten a psychology doctorate. But I ...
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Awareness and Sympathy May Be Key Components of Guilt for Children

Guilt is a negative emotion, but it’s a negative emotion that to some extent is good. If no one ever felt guilt, the world would be a scary place indeed! One question ...
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Good Sex and Good Friendships Make People Happier With Being Single

If you’re single, you’re certainly not alone. The US is in the middle of an ongoing shift toward one-person households. As I’ve written about before, single people commonly cite a variety of ...
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Sleep and Resilience Can Form a Virtuous Cycle for Teens

Resilience, or being able to bounce back from adverse events, is a useful skill to have – if we didn’t already know that, 2020 has certainly driven the point home! Psychologists know ...
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Study Identifies Three Types of Low-Risk Drinkers

When psychologists investigate people’s patterns of alcohol use, they often look at what happens when alcohol use becomes a problem. They consider questions such as what might predispose people to risky drinking ...
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The Great Recession’s Lasting Mental Health Effects

We’re already into the next recession, but psychologists are still working to understand the mental health implications of the 2008 financial crisis. Previous research has made it clear that the economic fallout ...
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