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3 approaches to classification of human strength
1. classification system (Seligman and Peterson)
a. Wisdom, knowledge, courage, humanity, temperance, Transcendence
2. identification of strengths and virtues
3. measuring strengths and virtues
life satisfaction
sense of contentment/peace
stemming from small gaps of wants/needs
agape
a spiritual love-->reflects selfessness/altruism
subjective well being
*subjective evaluation of one's current status in the world
*combo of +affect/general life satisfaction
paragon
someone who embodies a trait
savoring
a positive mental state
*attend,appreciate,enhance..
positve experience
happiness
a positive emotional state
components of savoring
-awareness
-consciousness
-mindfulness
-autonomy
-absorption
measuring savoring
-SBI
-ways of savoring
aaron beck
CBT
-change mental habits-->change state of mind
SBI
1. savoring by anticipating
2. savoring in the moment
3. savoring by reminscing
criteria for definig a signature strength-traits
1.sense of ownership
2.rapid learning curve
3.sense of exileration-when using ones strength
4. continuously use in new ways
5.inttrinsic motivation-do it bc u want to
6.extrinsic-award driven
cognition
another word for thinking patterns
joy
increases our likelihood of behaving positively toward other people & developing + relationships
we create affect thru emotion
2.9:1
RAP strategies
1.-risk forces-prevent/reduce stressor
2.asset focused: get tutor, build rec center, boys/girls club
3.process focused: teach coping method,build self efficacy
eududaimonia
human flourishinf-living life of happiness/virtue
-based on lifelong pursuit of meanigful developmental goals
theories of happiness
1.need/goal satisfaction: decrease tention, satisfaction of needs
2.process/activity
3.genetic predispositon: 40% +...55% -
complete mental health by ryff and keyes
emotional.socia.psychological
complete state model
keyes/lopez..mental health=hi levels of emotional.social.psych
-absence of mental illness
emotional well being
+ affect--absence of -
increasing happiness-dave meyer
1.happiness not from wealth
2.gratitude journal
3.body-sleep
4.beyond self
5.nurture spiritual self
5 questions
1.happy people=successful?-cross sectional
2.short/long term PA associated with behaviors par suc?
3.happiness precede success?
4.happiness/PA precede behaviors par suc?
5.does pa precede to beh. par. success?
robert emmons
variety of ways to enhance sense of gratitude
1.health behavior
2.optimism about following week
3. feeling better about self/life
yearbook study method
-used ACL
-facial coding system
-provided demographics
results:
+ emotion expression did NOT lead to increase + emotion
rationale:
examine wether + emotion related to personality traits, observer responses, marital outcomes, personal well being
hypothesis:
+ emotional expression would coorelate +ly with concurernt/late measures of self reported +emotionality, affiliation(relationship), competence(Ability)
nun study: consistent with others?
Lazarus(1991) showed complex emotional states (anxiety)-->negative emotions
*discussed seligmans emphasis on + attidude=longer, happier, healthier life
nun study method
coding (3)
event(Death)
emotion experienced(sadness)
behavior(crying)
attempts to control behavior
positive affect
*Look at how emotional expression affects formation of personality and social relationship
Positive affect experiment
1. personality
2. social perceptions
3. marital satisfaction