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THINGS TURN OUT BEST FOR THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE BEST OF THE WAY THINGS TURN OUT.  Art Linklater
 
Positive Psychology is the study of what makes human beings flourish and is one of the fastest-growing areas in psychology. It focuses on factors that enable individuals and communities to thrive and build the best in life. Areas of research and application include well-being, positive emotions, resilience, creativity, engagement, character strengths and positive institutions.
Videos on YouTube

Video (8.43 min) Barbara Fredrickson: The Positivity Ratio

Getting free of self-importance is the key to happiness: Polly Young-Eisendrath. Shame, guilt, envy and jealousy are obstacles to this happiness. (Video - 17.35 mins.)

Caroline McHugh: The art of being yourself ('Interiority')

Martin Seligman is one of the founders of the studye of Positive Psychology. This discipline includes trying to understand positive emotion, positive character traits,  positive institutions and resilience in the face of adversity.

Visit Segilman's Authentic Happiness  website and check out your levels of optimism or happiness by completing a free online questionnaire. In his new book Seligman suggests there are way to flourish and bring well-being into both our personal lives and society as a whole.

International Positive Psychology Association Shares the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience.

Books and Web Resources

Positive Psychology News: Website

Action for Happiness website:  A movement for positive social change.


Positivity: Release Your Inner Optimist and Thrive by Barbara Fredrickson

Jon Kabat-Zinn Body Scan meditation - 30 minutes.

PowerPoint _12 Steps to Happiness