Behavioral Positivity

Category: Happiness


Positive Psychology: The Value of Close Social Relationships

“One of the strongest findings in the literature of happiness is that happy people have better relationships than their less happy peers” (Lyubomirsky, 2007, p. 125) “You will not be surprised by my three-word summary of positive psychology: Other people…

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Righting the Ship: Redesigning Technology to Actually Improve Our Lives

Smartphones and social media have been shown to decrease well-being… but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Your Child on Smartphone

“If I had to tell you what invention I don’t like I would say that I don’t like the phone. I don’t like the phone because my parent[s] are on their phone every day. A phone is sometimes a really…

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What is Positive Psychology and Why Does it Matter?

A brief introduction to Positive Psychology, starting at the beginning.

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Technology and Loneliness: Designing for Real Social Connection

The power of technology should be harnessed to help humans flourish, not to hide behind screens and bring about record levels of loneliness. It’s time to get deliberate about the technology we create and consume. According to research, our lives…

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Technology: Good or Bad?

Often times, whether technology is beneficial or harmful comes down to how you interact with it.

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Lessons from: “The Book of Joy”

I am taking a step away from positive interventions to highlight some quotes from “The Book of Joy: Lasting Hope in a Changing World,” a new book authored by The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams. The book is divided…

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Activity: Three Good Things

Title: Three Good Things Activity: Every day, write down three good things that happened before going bed; briefly reflect on each thing – why did it make you happy? Science: Gratitude has been proven to be an important factor of happiness…

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