By Robert Biswas-Diener
Optimistic psychology strikes psychology from a clinical version towards a strengths version to aid consumers shore up their strengths and thereby lead happier, extra pleasurable lives. confident Psychology training: placing the technology of Happiness to paintings on your consumers presents concrete language and interventions for integrating confident psychology recommendations into any psychological overall healthiness perform.
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In each case, the enthusiasm that accompanies a focus on the positive was apparent. In writing this book, we relied not only on our firsthand knowledge of positive psychology and coaching, but we interviewed dozens of thought leaders, including coach trainers, workshop leaders, coaches, educators, and researchers. In nearly every case, we saw that using positive psychology was more than just another tool in the professional toolbox; it was an approach to life and work that affected people in profound ways.
They were more likely to minimize the impact of daily hassles and savor the pleasure of successes). qxd 3/8/07 3:17 PM Page 35 Happiness: The Goal We Rarely Talk About these cognitive habits can be learned. We discuss how this can be done in greater depth in the next two chapters. Taken together, the research shows that happy folks have three qualities in common: they (1) employ positive thinking habits to maintain a sense of well-being, (2) are physically healthy, and (3) tend to their relationships with the same care a gardener might tend to his or her plants.
Qxd 3/8/07 3:17 PM Page 37 Happiness: The Goal We Rarely Talk About some very interesting, and often counterintuitive results from this process. For instance, it makes sense to assume that the longer an experience continues the more a person will recall it as either very pleasant or very unpleasant. A 2-week vacation to Hawaii, for example, seems like it should be about twice as pleasant as a 1-week vacation. By contrast, it only makes sense that a two-hour dental procedure must be twice as unpleasant as the same procedure lasting only one hour.