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

Positive Psychology is not just interested in happy clappy topics - it's also interested in how we can deal with difficult situations. In this episode I am not sharing research but instead tell the story of the death of my father. It's a taboo subject and the notion that some things can be positive about death is barely ever talked about. I share some personal lessons I learned about death, what I hope will be different and what will be the next time someone close to me dies.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:33pm CET

Negative thinking happens in the heat of the moment. How can we change that and what are concrete ways to change the inner dialogue? This is an excerpt from three positive psychology coaching calls designed to illustrate the positive psychology of changing your inner dialogue in action.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 7:54pm CET

Did you always want to study a foreign language but got discouraged or never even started? Or are you an expat who wants to connect with the locals but struggle? This is a passionate pep talk peppered with positive psychology concepts to help you think about language learning in fresh ways and also practical steps to get you going.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:08pm CET

Therapy with a positive twist: how does it work? How can we bring people to experience powerful breakthroughs and get them out of their heads? What's story and acting got to do with it? Dr. Dan Tomasulo, psychologist, therapist, MAPP and writer explores these questions with us today and gives us a backstage peek into the therapist's office.

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

What is empathy, what do we know about it and how do we increase it?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:45pm CET

You will have an opportunity to think about how individualistic you are and which things you prefer to do by yourself.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:26pm CET

People like to talk about values but what are they exactly? And how can something so abstract actually be helpful in our messy daily life?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:00am CET

What is a positive institution? What sets a good company or school apart from regular institutions? What can you contribute to make the institutions you are involved with more positive?

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:00am CET

Travel is a wonderful way to achieve personal growth. How does it relate to psychological well-being? How does travel allow us to explore and live our values? I will address these questions by sharing my personal take on travel and how it contributes to a more fulfilled life.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:00am CET

Making positive psychology inclusive is not just a topic that is important for people with disabilities but all of us. Michael Wehmeyer talks about how implementing measures to think about and assist people with disabilities benefits society in surprising ways.

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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 8:00am CET