The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

What is courage? What different kinds of courage exist and how can courage be cultivated?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:37pm CEST

What is hope and why would companies be wise to cultivate it? How do we increase our hope and what can be done to teach kids at school?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:00pm CEST

'Be yourself' is the kind of advice we hear all the time. But how do you do that? Dr. Maria Sirois talks to us about what authenticity is, what the benefits and dangers are and how we can get started on our journey to a more authentic self.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 4:45pm CEST

How can decade-old problems and truly challenging issues be solved? By looking at conflicts which were resolved peacefully the principles of transformative action were discovered. In this episode we will outline how these principles could inform alternative ways of thinking and tackling terrorism.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 11:45pm CEST

Back to the basics. What is psychological well-being really and how do you know that you are mentally healthy?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 4:45pm CEST

Before you rush off making new resolutions here are a couple of questions to help you remember 2014 from a positive psychology perspective.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 3:59pm CEST

Savouring is the ability to notice and appreciate past, present and future experiences. Savouring has been shown to make us happier so we will look at savouring exercises and talk about how you can apply them to enjoy the Holidays even more.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 3:04pm CEST

We will talk about what forgiveness is, what the benefits are, the steps which different forgiveness programs have in common and some questions you can ask yourself if you are struggling to forgive someone.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:54pm CEST

What is meaning and why is it important? What are the benefits of having a purpose and where does suffering fit in? What can you do when you want to explore meaning in your own life?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:43pm CEST

How can you spend your money in ways that make you happier? Right in time for Christmas shopping we discuss five principles which help spending your money in a way that makes you and the people around you happier.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 12:08pm CEST

What beliefs stand in our way to change? How does change happen in our brain? Is happiness fixed and what influence do genes have? What can we do with all this information?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 2:47pm CEST

This episode is for the geeks, those interested in where Positive Psychology is headed and the fans of Aaron Jarden. We discuss the importance and advancement of assessments, the need to define concepts such as flourishing, current developments in positive psychology and how companies can help the cause to bring more flourishing to this world.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 12:10pm CEST

Therese Joyce will explain why play and humour is much more serious and important than you think.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:52pm CEST

Do we have to get away from traditional stereotypes of what it means to be a man? Is getting in touch with emotions only for women? Dr. Tim Lomas explains critical positive masculinity.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:47pm CEST

Think of optimism as the climate in your brain: is the weather generally good or would you prefer better weather? What is optimism, how does it influence your brain and life, what are the benefits, what concerns do people have and what can you do to get more of it?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 10:46am CEST

Learn why the search for passion is over. Susanna explains the 5 components of a passionate life.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 12:02pm CEST

In the last episode Ryan Niemiec mentioned how movies can help us develop our character strengths. This week we will talk about how seeing 14 movies in 8 days gave me ample opportunity not just to watch out for strengths but see other positive psychology concepts in action too.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:52pm CEST

Ryan Niemiec will be our guest in this episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast. He is a psychologist, coach and author who works on advancing the science and practice of strengths at the VIA Institute. We will talk about what strengths are, what to do once you know your strengths and how watching movies can help you get to know your strengths better.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 12:00pm CEST

Acacia Parks discusses positive interventions. What are they? What works best and what can go wrong? How are positive interventions brought to the public? And how could a listener get started?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 10:58am CEST

Lea Waters, a positive education expert from the University of Melbourne will talk about why positive education is important, how wellbeing and performance are linked and what teachers interested in positive education can do to get started.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 6:41pm CEST

 Today we are going to talk about positive emotions. We will cover

  • why one big misunderstanding makes people question the legitimacy of positive psychology
  • what positive emotions are good for
  • emotional contagion
  • how positive emotions affect health
  • what you can do to increase positivity

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 2:29pm CEST

What are character strengths? Why should you use them? How can you identify them? How can you get going today?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 1:20am CEST

001- Introduction - The Positive Psychology Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of the Good Life to your Earbuds. In this episode we talk about what positive psychology is, what it is not, the reasons for making the show, what you can expect from the show in the future and a little bit about your host. 

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 10:20am CEST