Positive Psychology

For greater happiness: invest in experiences rather than possessions

Many psychological research studies have reported that life experiences provide us with greater lasting happiness than buying possessions. A recent study by Cornell Psychology Professor Thomas Gilovich demonstrated this finding again, with an additional benefit from experiences. The benefit was that the anticipation we engage in before an experience creates even more excitement, and happiness, [...]

2017-03-20T12:52:42+00:00May 26th, 2015|

What Positive Psychology research tells us

Positive psychology is centered on understanding good functioning, 'normal' behaviour and helping people become happier. Here are some of the Positive Psychology research findings of positive psychology to date. Positive Psychology Research Findings Most people are happy. People who are satisfied with life eventually have even more reason to be satisfied, because happiness leads to desirable [...]

2017-03-20T11:40:44+00:00June 3rd, 2014|

Positive Psychology Excercises

Five Positive Psychology Exercises to Try In our experience, the best way to find out which positive psychology exercises are most effective for you is to try them out. You might want to make some notes about how you feel before and after each one. Sometimes you might notice some immediate benefits, other times you may find [...]

2017-03-20T11:38:26+00:00June 3rd, 2014|

Human Resources Magazine

Are Productivity and Well-being Mutually Exclusive? Not if you use your brain By Gaynor Parkin, 2014 In this article Gaynor discusses whether we can be highly productive at work without sacrificing our health and well-being. View PDF

2017-03-20T11:34:23+00:00May 26th, 2014|