Positive Psychology

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    Illustration by Andy Potts. © Live Happy LLC.

    Post-traumatic growth is the phenomenon of people becoming stronger and creating a more meaningful life in the wake of staggering tragedy or trauma...
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    After a challenging week at work, Saturday afternoon beckons—a stretch of free time to do with whatever you like. You want, reasonably enough, to...
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    Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications...

The Science of Happiness

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology professor and pioneer Sonja Lyubomirsky explains "The Science of Happiness."
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Happiness 101

Positive Psychology

Reading. Writing. Happiness? A new online course offered by the Greater Good Science Center teaches the science behind happiness.
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4 Ways to Spark and Spread a Positive Mood

Positive Psychology

Need a lift. Here are four quick and easy ways to boost your mood.
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Death Becomes Us

Positive Psychology

We avoid thinking about death at all costs, but we may be doing ourselves a disservice. Contemplating the end of life could enrich life itself.
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The Promise of Positive Education

Positive Psychology

Should character strengths like grit and resilience in the classroom? Schools around the country are trying it, with positive results.
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The New Definition of Happiness

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain that our preception of happiness may depend largely on how we define it.
Illustration of a growing mind

Illustration by Andy Potts. © Live Happy LLC.

The Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

Positive Psychology

Post-traumatic growth is the phenomenon of people becoming stronger and creating a more meaningful life in the wake of staggering tragedy or trauma...
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The Flow in All of Us

Positive Psychology

For decades now, scientists have found that being in flow translates to accelerated performance, a shortcut on the path to mastery. Creativity,...
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The New Pursuit of Happiness

Positive Psychology

After a challenging week at work, Saturday afternoon beckons—a stretch of free time to do with whatever you like. You want, reasonably enough, to...

Gene therapy

Positive Psychology

Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications...

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