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Positive psychology

On the internet and in bookstores, a thousand gurus tout different remedies for human misery. Recently we have seen a dramatic upsurge in scientific studies on Positive Psychology and the science of happiness or to put it simply, discovering what makes happy people happy. Fortunately, many of these studies point to specific ways of thinking and acting that can strongly impact our sense of well-being and happiness.

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
        Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, is a leading scholar in the area of positive psychology and the author of the book Positivity. Her "broaden-and-build" theory explains why positive emotions change your perspective on life and how they can help you accrue valuable emotional resources, such as resilience and mindfulness. She has also found, through over twenty years of research, that individuals need to keep a certain ratio of positive emotions to negative ones in order to flourish. 
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The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a resource for people committed to spreading kindness. They provide a wide variety of materials ontheir website, including activity ideas, lesson plans, project plans, teacher's guide, project planning guide, publicity guide, and workplace resources on our website

Focusing on our strong points and our talents can be very helpful especially in helping us to choose work that engages and fulfills us. Young people who are academically talented may unbeknownst to themselves be using their strengths but teenagers who do not seem to keep up with the curriculum offered may be left behind .A person who may be musically, creatively or socially gifted may feel put down by their inability to engage with a curriculum that is mainly built around intellectual ability rather than human life skills.


 There is one step to creating happiness. It is to express love. When you express the emotion of love you create happiness and joy within yourself.  Happiness is not just a state of mind.  Happiness is also a state of emotion. Psychologists study happiness like it is a mysterious phenomenon. They suggest things like work in a meaningful career, spend time with friends, and take time to savor the day as a means to increase happiness
        This is an amazing website. It can be used to find out all about happiness and about positive pyschology. There are many aspects of the topic covered in the many resources available on the website. You should explore it fully. A good place to start is to begin with the history of happiness. It takes us from the times of Socrates c. 350 B.C. right up to the present day and Barbara Fredrickson.
This is another great site. It has a huge amount of resources on positive pyschology. I regard it as one of the best websites there is in this category. It has everything you need to know about happiness, optimism, well-being, resilience, motivation and confidence.It is a site that it is easy to get lost on, especially if you click for the homepage on the website and everything in view dissappears. So if that happens to you, just come back and hit the web link button here and all will be restored.

Words of Wisdom,writings of Daisaku Iseda about great people he has met in his life.This is  a beautiful website.It has loads of quotes for all occssions.This particular link is one of his readings about the work of Dr. Martin Seligman, the regarded founder of the science of Positive Pyschology. It gives some insights into the world of Positive Psychology.This is a Buddhist orientated website.

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