Positive belief, Virtue and Strengths of Character.

Positive Belief. Positive Belief can be an agreement with statements that one’s health is good. It is the usefulness of health promotion or treatment, and the likelihood of a positive outcome from promotion or treatment efforts. The World Through Happy and Unhappy Eyes Happiness itself Read More …

What makes a positive trait ? Personality, Emotions and Biology.

Positive trait include an assortment of individual characteristics related to personality, emotions, beliefs, and self-conceptions. Traits are internal dispositions that color how we see and interpret the world. Traits influence the meanings we give to life events, the choices we make, the goals we select, Read More …

Definitions in Positive Psychology

Definitions of Positive Psychology  Martin Seligman & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s definition of positive psychology as “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life. Sheldon and King’s (2001) definitions of Read More …

What are personal goals? Human Motives, Materialism & discontents.

Defining Personal Goals Personal goals.- The end state toward which a human or nonhuman animal is striving, the purpose of an activity or endeavor. It can be identified by observing that an organism ceases or changes its behavior upon attaining this state. Austin and Vancouver Read More …

Definitions, Assumptions & Goals of Positive Psychology

Definition of Positive Psychology Martin Seligman & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi define positive psychology as “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life. Sheldon and King (2001) define positive psychology as Read More …

Lazarus cognitive mediation theory

Cognitive Mediation theory Cognitive mediation theory proposed by American psychologist Richard Lazarus (1922-2002). Richard Lazarus attempts to explain how cognition, stress, and emotion interrelate to one another through the cognitive mediational theory of emotion. His theory focuses on the role of what he called “appraisal”. Read More …

Resilience-Perspectives, Research, Growth through Trauma

What is resilience? Resilience the process and outcome of successfully adapting to difficult or challenging life experiences. Especially through mental, emotional, and behavioral flexibility and adjustment to external and internal demands. It refers to humans’ amazing ability to bounce back and even thrive in the Read More …

Positive emotions & well-being, flow experiences, savoring

Positive emotions & well-being- Happiness and Positive Behavior Positive emotion is an emotional reaction to express a positive affect. Such as happiness when one attains a goal, relief when avoid a danger. And well being is a state of happiness and contentment, with low levels Read More …

Positive Emotions and Health Resources

Most of us have seen first hand or have heard of the importance of a positive outlook in the face of serious illness. The idea that losing hope may foretell losing a battle against the disease. Compelling evidence shows that our emotions do affect our Read More …

What are positive emotions? The Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions.

Positive Emotions Positive emotions is an emotional reaction to express a positive affect, such as happiness when one attains a goal, relief when one avoid a danger, or contentment when one feels the satisfaction with the present state of affairs. Seligman (2002) classifies positive emotions Read More …

Carl Rogers person-centered theory

Carl Rogers originated a popular approach to psychotherapy known initially as non-directive or client-centered theory/ therapy and later as person-centered theory/ therapy. Rogers’s personality theory, like Maslow’s, stands on humanistic psychology, which Rogers made the framework for the patient–therapist relationship. Rogers developed his theory not Read More …

Bandura’s social cognitive theory

Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) started as the Social Learning Theory (SLT) in the 1960s by Albert Bandura. Bandura was born in the province of Alberta, Canada. He was elected president of the American Psychological Association. He was presented with the American Psychological Foundation’s Gold Medal Read More …