Optimism vs. Pessimism

Pessimists: Stay Away From Me

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Hell-in-a-hand-basket thinking is selfish

Is Positive Psychology For Everyone?

By Scott Lilienfeld
Sometimes, a positive approach backfires.

Choosing the Glass Half Full

By Marietta McCarty
Using Reason to Develop a Positive Mindset

How Much Optimism Is Good For World Leaders?

By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D.
At what point does it become toxic?

Thinking Our Way Back to Prosperity

By Harry Beckwith J.D.
Can We Think Our Way Back to Prosperity?

How Far Should You Chase The "Impossible" Dream?

By Lynne Soraya
When is chasing the impossible dream foolhardy vs. visionary?

Emotional Story-Telling after Stressful Experiences: A Way to Find Meaning

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

The pitfalls of seeking happiness

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D.
With happiness, be careful what you wish for

Using the Big 5 to Diagnose Your Email Personality

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Identifying your email personality type can improve your online image

Happy Children Make Happy Adults

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
Does being a happy kid guarantee a happy adulthood?

Is Our Definition of "Happiness" Extrovert-centric?

By Sophia Dembling
Do introverts and extroverts pursue different types of happiness?

Finding the Silver Lining in Loss

By Lisa Manterfield
How looking for the upside paves the way to healing.

Happy Brain, Happy Life

By Susan Reynolds
Happy brains are more creative, quicker, and more mentally alert

The Power of Authentic Smiles

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
The power or authentic smiles

Can a Devastating Shark Attack Really Lead to a Better Life?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Post-traumatic growth, family, and spirituality in the Soul Surfer story

Main effect madness

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D.
To every good thing there is a limit.