The Gift of Autumn

The Gift of Autumn

Research done by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman from the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Centre shows that from all the character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of well-being. I have mentioned this before in a previous blog but I would...
Hope In The Age Of Obesity

Hope In The Age Of Obesity

Snyder’s Theory of Hope Snyder’s (2002) Hope Theory assumes human behaviour is fundamentally goal orientated. Hope is seen as arising from two components: Waypower, which is the perceived ability of the person to generate pathways towards achieving valued goals and...
Moments of Envy- Into Positive Action

Moments of Envy- Into Positive Action

This blog will look at the emotion of envy. We have all had times when we look at what other people have achieved and feel that pang of envy. We try and brush off our feelings, even feel ashamed of ourselves. We might even hope that everything goes wrong for that...
Science and Political Correctness 

Science and Political Correctness 

I just got back from Mexico, where I presented the Spanish translation of my book Habits of a Happy Brain. Here I am on the Mexican equivalent of The Today Show, after furiously working on my Spanish for a few weeks. A few reporters showed up with dog-eared copies of...
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