Friday, January 27, 2017

Happiness and Personality Type

The Five Big Personality Traits are: Openness to experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism. It is possible to cultivate certain personality traits to achieve happiness. This article from the Greater Good Science Center discusses how variations within each trait can impact your happiness.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Researching Creativity



The results indicate emotion has a huge effect on the way our brains can be creative,” states McPherson (Doctoral Candidate at MIT-Harvard). Positive emotion, for instance, seems to be related to a deeper state of creative flow. Read more here-

Friday, January 13, 2017

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence


Research suggests that Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms during adolescence demonstrate substantial malleability and respond to intervention. The DSM-5 does allow for this diagnosis in adolescence. Dr. Stephanie Stepp, discusses the development of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence and the importance of treatment. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3865353/

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Authentic Happiness


Happiness is not trivial- It is listed as part of our Rights in the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Authentic Happiness can be broken down into three different elements that we choose for their own sakes: positive emotion, engagement, and meaning. To learn where you stand on the continuum of Happiness, consider taking some of these assessments.
 https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/testcenter