‘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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Abstract construals make the emotional rewards of prosocial behavior more salient

Although previous research has shown that helping others leads to higher happiness than helping oneself, people frequently predict that self-serving behavior will make them happier than prosocial behavior....

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The coaching ripple effect: The effects of developmental coaching on wellbeing across organisational networks

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Webinar: Rage Against the Psychological Machine with Todd Kashdan

In this presentation, we will discuss some counter-intuitive ideas about how coaches, in a wide range of specialties-leadership, life, health/wellness --can support clients to achieve personal well-being, successful relationships, and high-functioning teams....

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Revisiting desirable response bias in well-being reports

Growing popular interest in positive psychology may have important implications for the measurement of well-being. Five studies tested the prediction that well-being ratings are influenced by desirability bias....

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Relationships between valued action and wellbeing across the transition from high school to early adulthood

Well-being promotes positive outcomes, which may include the ability to live according to one’s values, and valuescongruent living may be a source of well-being....

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Gender differences in the person-activity fit for positive psychology interventions

Research on positive psychology interventions (PPIs) has established the value of activities such as acts of kindness, gratitude, and savoring life’s joys, for increasing individuals’ sense of well-being. Critical to the efficacy of PPIs is person-activity fit – the degree activities stem from intrinsic motivation....

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Authenticity and self-esteem across temporal horizons

Extending research on optimal self-esteem and authenticity, three studies tested the hypothesis that authenticity would be a stronger predictor of self-esteem levels when time was perceived as limited as opposed to open ended....

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A psycho-social system approach to well-being: Empirically deriving the Five Domains of Positive Functioning

A new psycho-social system approach to well-being is presented, in which psychological and social functioning is understood through an empirically derived framework of five domains....

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2011 Video Interview with Jim Loehr, PhD

Joan Ryan interviews Jim Loehr at the 2011 Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference on The Power of Story.

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