2016 Conference Keynote: Sustainable Happiness - Science and Practice

Sonja Lyubomirsky presents on "Sustainable Happiness: Science and Practice" at the Annual 2016 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference.

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‘It’s up to you’: Experimentally manipulated autonomy support for prosocial behavior improves well-being in two cultures over six weeks

Previous research has demonstrated a strong link between prosocial behavior – particularly autonomous prosocial behavior – and well-being. Little is known, however, about whether and how autonomy might be boosted in the context of everyday kindnesses....

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‘It’s up to you’: Experimentally manipulated autonomy support for prosocial behavior improves well-being in two cultures over six weeks

Previous research has demonstrated a strong link between prosocial behavior – particularly autonomous prosocial behavior – and well-being. Little is known, however, about whether and how autonomy might be boosted in the context of everyday kindnesses....

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Making it last: Combating hedonic adaptation in romantic relationships

Is the waning of passion and satisfaction in romantic relationships inevitable or can the honeymoon period be sustained?...

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The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach To Getting The Life You Want

Drawing on her own groundbreaking research with thousands of men and women, research psychologist and University of California professor of psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives-in the short term and over the long term....

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How to increase and sustain positive emotion: The effects of expressing gratitude and visualizing best possible selves.

A 4-week experimental study (N = 67) examined the motivational predictors and positive emotion outcomes of regularly practicing two mental exercises: counting one's blessings (?gratitude?) and visualizing best possible selves (?BPS?). In a control exercise participants attended to the details of their day....

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