Lecture: Positive Psychology
Lecture: Positive Psychology CAMHS-UA 150
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Lecture: Positive Psychology What Is Positive Psychology? 3 Pillars: Positive personal traits Positive subjective experience Positive institutions-society and media A diﬀerent model of psychology - not disease based but rather focused on prevention and improving out comes beginnings of humanistic psychology/self-help/self-improvememt “Third Way” of studying Psychology developed in the 1960s: Abraham Maslow and Car Rogers: focused on people’s inner needs, fulﬁllment, and search for identity Mirror Neurons Mirror Neurons: a neuron that ﬁres both when a person acts and when the person observes the same action performed by another Activated by someone else doing something, your brain thinks your doing it ex. when someone smiles at you, you smile automatically in response The neuron “mirrors” the behavior of th either, as though the observer were itself acting We have the power to aﬀect others’ happiness - a ripple eﬀect Dopamine Neurotransmitter in the brain a chemical substance that is released in the brain and transmits nerve impulses across a synapse Nucleus Assumbens - pleasure center of brain Raises pleasure in the brain Turns on earning centers If a person enjoys their work (during) it increases their level of intelligence, intellectual resources, creativity, productivity, lowers depression rate, lowers turnover and raises their level of activation in that area Physical activity releases dopamine especially novel activity dark chocolate Sink or Swim The degree of social cohesion that one feels with other people is the greatest predictor of success during a time of challenge and stress Cooperation leads the release of dopamine (as opposed to competition) competition - releases cortisol : a stress hormone Success does not necessarily lead to happiness, but happiness does lead to success What Does Not Work? Money Happiness Income Paradox Material Things Youth Hedonic Treadmill Increasing Happiness Gratitude Journaling Three times a day X 21 days Random acts of kindness Compassion Social Connection Exercise Mediation Journaling Five minutes about a positive experience with a lot of detail (immune system and optimism) Play Friends and Family Meaningful activity/ Meaning Amusing video clips Increased activity in the left prefrontal cortex (also seen in brains of generally happy people and Tibetan Monks Eﬀects of Happiness More productive Healthier Lower risk of heart disease and stroke Improved control of diabetes Live longer
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