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In my previous post, I explained my term, “simplicity dilemma” – that Positive Psychology Interventions often seem so simple that people tend not to take them seriously. How can something as simple as a gratitude exercise be so powerful? Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it. One of the things that makes our brains …

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What is Positive Psychology?

Updated: Mar 7 In 1998, when Dr. Martin Seligman became the president of the American Psychological Association, he used his inaugural address to urge psychological researchers to relax their grip on their almost exclusive focus on the examination of and research into mental illness. He urged psychologists to also devote their time and resources to studying …

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The Simplicity Dilemma

Through my research I have read study after study (across several decades) about Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI) and the enormous impact they have on people’s lives. PPI have been shown to have the following effects (to name but a few): Decreased symptoms of depression and anxiety Improved intellectual ability Increased life satisfaction Boosted creativity Improved …

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