The Principle of Continuity: A Framework for Coping with Disasters Like Covid-19
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Learn more about the value of maintaining role, relational and historical continuity during times of tremendous stress and uncertainty.

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What Positive Psychology Can Teach Us About Coping with Adversity
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While it may seem counterintuitive to focus on the positive in these times of stress and uncertainty, researchers who study positive psychology have found that cultivating positive emotions can be a... Read More...
What Is Narcissism? Separating Misconceptions From Reality
January 6, 2020
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Learn what narcissism is, why it’s theorized to develop, whether narcissism is actually increasing, and what people can do to become less narcissistic.

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Pay More Attention With Intention
October 1, 2019
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If we don’t consciously choose what to pay attention to, the choice gets made for us, often leaving us depleted, dissatisfied, distracted and inefficient. Learn more about attention, intention and... Read More...
Healing Addiction: One Size Does Not Fit All
September 3, 2019
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A brief overview of treatment options designed to heal addiction, drawing on the latest research. Includes professional, mutual and self-help strategies. [#sponsored]

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Why We Help Others: The Science of Empathy and Altruism (Positive Psychology Series #6)
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Read about the latest science on empathy, altruism, and prosocial behavior—including research examining ways that empathy and prosociality can be increased.

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Your Own North Star: Finding Life Purpose and Passion
December 31, 2018
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Just as the literal North Star provides direction and helps us stay on course, so does our inner North Star. It’s the part of us that knows our purpose.

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Self-Care for Kids: 8 Practical Ways to Promote your Child’s Mental Health on a Daily Basis
November 13, 2018
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2 children hugging outdoors during playtime. connection helps promote mental health.Photo Credit: Trinity Kubassek

Positive, early habits are like “vaccinations” for the soul; they can help prevent or ameliorate a more serious mental health condition from developing.

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Bouncing Back When Things Get Difficult: The Psychology of Resilience (Positive Psychology Series #5)
October 9, 2018
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How much do you agree with the following statement? “Setbacks don’t discourage me. I don’t give up easily.” Psychologists who study resilience have found that some people are able to succeed... Read More...
Play to Your Strengths: The Science of Character Strengths (Positive Psychology Series #4)
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According to psychologists, understanding and utilizing our character strengths and virtues is a key component of living a good life. Rather than feeding the tendency to notice what’s wrong,... Read More...

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