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IS SEVEN THE MAGIC NUMBER?

Happiness is mostly a matter of right thinking, would you agree? Practicing calmness, hope and gratitude will all boost happiness? Or perhaps, it is about right action? Acts of kindness and service, focusing on improving skills, embracing a life of savoring and enjoying this world will boost happiness? Undoubtedly, happiness is strongly associated with human […]

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HAPPINESS VERSUS TRAGEDY?

I received a heart-warming bit of “fan mail” and wanted to thank the wonderful person who mailed it and make a couple of comments. Here is the mail, reprinted with permission: Dear Dr. Johnson Both my husband and I enjoyed your class on Positive Psychology on Feb 14th. I have taken your classes and bought […]

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CONSCIENTIOUS PEOPLE = BETTER HEALTH

Here is press release describing some research on conscientiousness and health. As it turns out, conscientious people have better health. Well, how can that be a surprise? They do take more care, are going to be more careful about health, eating, and exercise. The real question is whether this press release actually teaches us anything […]

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WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY SURVIVE?

Mar 14, 2014 Is it wise to adopt the DSM-5? The American Medical Association is facing a similar question with the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition). It has taken a bold step, opposing the new diagnostic scheme. This news should interest everyone in the mental health field. The two, ICD-10 and DSM-5 are […]

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WHAT DOES ADAM GRANT MISS?

Adam Grant is a wildly popular professor at Wharton, the business school. He is an organizational psychologist, interested in how people succeed in the workplace, and is the author of a recent book, Give and Take. I like it. I think you should read it. Now the first thing I should mention is that Adam […]

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