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Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism is a word that has such powers that it can change your mind set to “I cannot do” to “I can do this” How do we do this and what does positive psychology say about this process of change? Martin Seligman (1998) the founding father of positive psychology... read more

Caring For Carers

The Demand for Carers A number of societal issues mean that more people are living longer in different circumstances. An ageing population, the advent of the mobile phone (meaning emergency reporting is more rapid) and new and better health diagnostics and treatments,... read more
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