The happy secret to better work

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According to Shawn Achor (CEO of Good Think Inc.,), we believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? – What then is happiness? What does Positive Psychology has to do with it? Who were the founders? What topics are concerned and what about Neuroscience and to increase one’s happiness?

In cognitive therapy, the goal is to help people change negative styles of thinking as a way to change how they feel. This approach has been very successful, and changing how we think about other people, our future, and ourselves is partially responsible for this success. The thinking processes that impact our emotional states vary considerably from person to person.

A good article written by; Shawn Achor; Are Happy People Dumb

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psycology whose purpose was summed up in 1998 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Positive psychologists are concerned with four topics:
1.Positive experiences,
2.Enduring psychological traits,
3.Positive relationships
4.Positive institutions


A good TED-cast done by; Shawn Achor, where se achor the happy secret to better work:
The happy secret to better work

Neuroscience and brain imaging have shown increasing potential for helping science understand happiness and sadness. Though it may be impossible to achieve any comprehensive objective measure of happiness, some physiological correlates to happiness can be measured.

A practical application of positive psychology is to assist individuals and organizations in identifying strengths so as to increase and sustain well-being. Therapists, coaches, various psychological professionals, HR departments, business strategists, and others, are using new methods and techniques to broaden and build upon the strengths of a wide population of individuals.

The easiest and best possible way to increase one’s happiness is by doing something that increases the ratio of positive and negative emotions.

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