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Using Positive Psychology in Career Counselling

Introduction to Positive Psychology

Martin Seligman (2012) argues that the history of psychology has largely been dominated by a focus on repairing pathologies or, in his words, making “miserable people less miserable.” By contrast, he believes that “psychology should be just as concerned with strengths as well as weaknesses, with building strengths, and making the lives of normal people fulfilling.” This vision led Seligman to pioneer a new field called “positive psychology” (Tomasevic, 2013). 873 more words

Career Advice

A KPI for the Leaders of the Future: Return On Flourishing (ROFL)

First, I have to admit it feels really good to think something (or at least: say it “in the digital public”) for the very first time. 683 more words

Positive Psychology Insights

Three Reasons American Kids Suffer from Depression

Published by EducationNews.org — A kid can’t succeed if she’s already telling herself she’s a full-on loser.

As America wrestles with improving its lackluster schools, we need to stop asking:  How do we win the international test score competitions?  949 more words

A simple exercise that is proven to improve your well-being and lower depression

You will need a pen, paper and sixty seconds of silence, daily for one week.

Every night before you go to bed write down three things that went well that day and why. 336 more words

Psychology is still ruled by the Disease Model. But Positivity and Strength-Orientation are gaining Ground

When I talk about Positive Psychology in Germany, I also talk about the necessity for this rather recent branch of research and practice (see the slides below), referring to the fact that most psychological research is centered around a disease model, thereby concentrating on mental illness, its antecedents, and cures – just as… 307 more words

Positive Psychology Insights

The Happiness Factor

Martin Seligman is the well-known, well-respected driving force behind Authentic Happiness and the benefits of applied positive psychology. I have featured him here before in past years on this blog . 57 more words

Personal And Social Capability

Happiness: 3 Good Things Experiment

It’s been a while since I posted an article. And I will do the opening this time with something as important as good food! Happiness! 474 more words

Life