Behavioral Positivity

Category: Social Connection


Activity: Gratitude Visit

Title: Gratitude Visit Activity: Think about someone who has had a positive impact in your life (a family member, old teacher, colleague, etc.) and set aside 15 minutes to write a letter expressing your gratitude for this person. If possible,…

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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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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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