Latest Positive psychology Stories

2014-04-17 08:20:26

San Francisco State University Out-of-office pursuits can boost areas such as problem solving, helping others, study finds Employees who pursue creative activities outside of work may find that these activities boost their performance on the job, according to a new study by San Francisco State University organizational psychologist Kevin Eschleman and colleagues. Creative pursuits away from work seem to have a direct effect on factors such as creative problem solving and helping...

Harvesting Happiness Instead Of Chasing It
2014-04-16 04:49:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every day, it seems, we are bombarded with advertisements, memes and well-meaning emails telling us how to "be happy." Despite this, a new study led by Stanford University reveals that chasing happiness may actually make us less happy. The new research, published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, does, however, point to effective ways to find happiness. One such path is through concrete, specific goals of benevolence...

2014-04-15 23:14:18

Metcalf & Associates, Inc., announced today that the Innovative Leadership Workbook for Emerging Leaders and Managers, written by CEO Maureen Metcalf, was one of two texts used in the “2014 Leadership 500 Excellence” Award Winning Program. The program conducted by Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) was named number three in the government and military category. Columbus, Ohio 43202 (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 According to HR.com, “For the past 30 years, Leadership...

2014-04-15 08:29:39

-- Forum Will Bring Together Influential Industry Executives Examining Leadership Strategies for the New Global Healthcare Environment -- NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vanguard Group for Leadership, an advisory group focused on fostering high-performance leadership, announced today the inaugural Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders ('The Forum'), an invitation-only gathering of senior healthcare industry executives examining management strategies and learnings across an...

2014-04-04 23:31:50

AltaPointe begins a new and exciting era. While the southwest region of Alabama now has a better and broader-based system in place to provide increased more accessible behavioral healthcare services for people living with mental illness. Mobile, AL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The merger of AltaPointe Health Systems and Baldwin County Mental Health (BCMH) became official, April 1, 2014, with the approval of the Mobile City Council during its regular meeting. “AltaPointe began a new and...

2014-04-02 16:36:27

LONDON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't Sweat The Small Stuff - Let SII Creative Power Your Business Up! If you run a small online business that's steadily growing, you know just how endless the process of growing can be. Perhaps you've already outsourced work, but the costs seem to be spiraling out of control as tangible results decline. In short, promoting your brand and keeping it upto date is taking valuable time, money and resources away from the...

2014-04-02 12:32:00

Study shows shoppers might buy material items because of mistaken belief they provide more value Despite knowing that buying life experiences will make them happier than buying material items, shoppers might continue to spend money on the latter because they mistakenly believe items are a better value, according to a San Francisco State University study published today. That belief, however, isn't accurate. Those surveyed after making a purchase rated life experiences both making them...

2014-04-01 23:26:19

Employee engagement is among the top priorities in talent management for majority of organizations throughout the world based on recent research. But 2/3rd of employees are not engaged as per recent poll by Gallup. Warren, NJ (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 A balanced approach to employee engagement is needed because focusing on few factors like recognition, career development, relationship with managers, etc may provide employee engagement a boost in the short run but might hurt the company in...

2014-04-01 13:59:22

Curriculum changes, resilience training lowers anxiety, SLU research shows Removing pressure from medical school while teaching students skills to manage stress and bounce back from adversity improves their mental health and boosts their academic achievement, Saint Louis University research finds. Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed., associate dean for curriculum at SLU School of Medicine, is the lead author of the paper, which is published the April edition of Academic Medicine. The problem of...

Materialism And The Treadmill Of Consumption
2014-04-01 12:25:26

Baylor University People who are materialistic are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied, in part because they find it harder to be grateful for what they have, according to a study by Baylor University researchers. The study — “Why are materialists less happy? The role of gratitude and need satisfaction in the relationship between materialism and life satisfaction” — appears in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. “Gratitude is a positive mood. It’s...

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