Research Bites

One page summaries of Positive Psychology Research from my psychology masters at Harvard Extension and how all of those positive psychology topics fit into Coaching Ourselves and Our Families.

Topics include: Resilience, Habit, Self-Control, Compassion, Growth Mindset, Grit, Goals, Happiness, Gratitude, Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Autonomy, Motivation, Coaching, and more.

Principle: People with high self-control are relied on more, asked to do a greater share of work, viewed as liking
Principle: Implementation Intentions are simple plans that make it more likely you’ll follow through with a goal. Quote “Given its
Principle: Prompting people to make plans for things they already want to do improves their follow-through. Quote “Prompting people to
Principle: Time landmarks separate you from your past mistakes and make it more likely you’ll make a fresh start pursuing
Principle: Goal pursuit can be explained in one unified model. Quote “The integrative model of goal pursuit addresses all aspects
Principle: Having a mental model of how self-regulation affects goals is useful. Different people have different mental models of how
Principle: Decision and Planning mind- sets prepare us to solve different problems and affect the ideas we produce and how
Principle Satisfying events satisfy basic human needs of autonomy, relatedness, competence, and self-esteem. Quote “When people are asked to bring
Principle Goals can be unpacked into what makes a good goal, striving processes, and the purpos- es they satisfy. Quote
Principle: People high in self-control also have good life outcomes. “People with high self-control are good at automatizing their behavior.”


Research by Harvard Course

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Persistence & Motivation
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