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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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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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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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Helping Others Makes Toddlers Happy

A finding that comes up again and again in psychology research is that people feel better when they take prosocial actions, which is why helping others is one of the best ways ...
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The Psychology of Finding the Silver Lining

Finding something good in a bad situation is a common way of coping with adversity, as can be seen when we talk about clouds, silver linings, and the like. It’s also a ...
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The Advantages of Unrealistic Optimism

Having a realistic view of the world might be overrated. One of the first psychology papers to explicitly make that case was published in 1988 by Shelley Taylor and Jonathon Brown, under ...
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