“Abracadabra” v. “Avada Kedavra”
Always wondered about the similarities…
I always thought they were just made-up words. =0
“Negative reports of positive psychology show ignorance isn’t bliss”
“…books such as The Secret and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People have bastardised positive psychology and regurgitated it into a crowd-pleasing and a multimillion-dollar “positive thinking” industry. And misunderstanding and ill-informed commentary have compounded the problem and produced a bitter backlash against the science. The source of this backlash’s power is easy to identify – it is ignorance about the field.
Positive psychology is focused on understanding what enables us to flourish and achieve our potential at home, at work, and in schools. The field contrasts with the majority of work in the discipline of psychology which has traditionally focused on the goal of reducing illness and negative states. While understanding and alleviating sickness and depression is a worthy goal, it only addresses part of the well-being equation…
The express goal of the field is to bring an evidence-based approach to helping individuals cope with and grow from disengagement, isolation, depression, stress and trauma and take advantage of their collaborative ability, creativity, vitality to build wellness and to flourish…
People who know the field know that it is not a positive thinking movement and that it doesn’t even focus exclusively on the positive but extends to the study of adaptability, strength, and growth out of hardship and failure.”
This article appears in The Conversation - Latest Ideas and Research; Academic Rigour, Journalistic Flair; From the Curious to the Serious…check out the article for some interesting findings in the positive psychology field. Insightful article, particularly for people that are new to the area of positive psychology.
And from the words of Charles Darwin
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
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there is no way I wasn’t gonna reblog this
Careful, those lower chocolates may make your stomach
The Baker Street Undead.
Wow~~that’s great work!!!
I like it!
Ohh Pixar, the things you get away with.