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Being a Perfectionist Doesn’t Have to be a Negative

Being a perfectionist gets a bad rap. It is associated with negative outcomes, anxiety and stress. This isn't because perfectionism is bad, but rather the way we approach it is bad. Hurtful ...
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Spotlight on Self-Care

Self-care is the process of reducing stress and ill-being and improving health and well-being. It is about countering the forces that deplete us and building the forces that nourish or strengthen us. Self-care ...
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Spotlight on Grit

Albert Einstein once said, "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." This quote exemplifies the concept of grit. About five years ago, Dr. Angela Duckworth ...
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Spotlight on Well-Being: We’ve Come a Long Way since Freud

Just as the world was preparing to enter the 20th century, Sigmund Freud was preparing to shock everyone with talk of unconscious drives focused on sex and aggression. He published Interpretation of ...
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Learning to be Optimistic

This article is part of the course THRIVE 102: Psychological Capital or How to Be a Hero. Jump to Course As a human species, do you think we are more naturally pessimistic ...
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Self-Efficacy – How We Can, Not Why We Can’t

This article is part of the course: THRIVE 102 Psychological Capital or How to Be a Hero. Jump to Course The title of this blog post comes from a Ted Talk by ...
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Character Strengths and the Virtuous Life

This article is part of the course THRIVE 103: Activating Strengths in Pursuit of Well-Being Jump to Course The ultimate goal in positive psychology is to help individuals and communities thrive. We ...
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Grit – Passion and Perseverance

What makes someone successful? Is it intellect? Education? Physical health? Talent? Maybe luck? According to Dr. Angela Duckworth from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, it is none of ...
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Building Psychological Capital (Hope, Efficacy, Resilience, Optimism)

This article is part of the course THRIVE 102: Psychological Capital or How to Be a Hero. Jump to Course You Can Bank On it Psychological capital in many ways is like ...
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The Real World Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

Gratitude: As Old as Animal Kind Gratitude may be an evolutionary component of human development, passed down for thousands of years according to sociologist Georg Simmel (Greater Good Magazine, n.d.). While we ...
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