The Experience-Sampling Method

In the 1980s, the Experience-Sampling Method (ESM) revolutionized the psychological study of human experience during daily life. It was made possible by the pager. Yes, the pager, or beeper, the ancestor of the two-way and cell phone. The thing that businesspeople and...
How to Cultivate Optimism

How to Cultivate Optimism

Cultivating optimism is an essential cornerstone in the coaching profession. A coaching tool called, “Future Self” is often used to create such a perspective. It guides a client to craft a clear picture of who they are going to be at some distant point in the future,...

Hope and Academic Performance

In 2002, C.L. Snyder and his colleagues set out to see if hope had anything to do with what Hanson (1994) termed the “lost talent.” These are the students who have high natural talent, academic ability, and innate intelligence who do not achieve the success one...

Hope and Athletic Performance

Both flow and hope have been apparent in high performing athletes since the first Olympic games almost 3,000 years ago. However, Curry et al. (1997) point out that psychology researchers had never explored it because there wasn’t a measurable theory to use. Enter hope...

The PERMA-Profiler

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1573859979868{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Since the 1980s, theoretical and empirical research in positive psychology has flourished. Previously, the field of psychology was closely focused on...

Rainbows in the Mind

C.L. Snyder casts human psychology as a spectrum of strength, just like a rainbow is a spectrum of light. It’s a continuum of being, with each possible color connected to all the others. Snyder’s hope theory distinguishes hope as first a cognitive, rather than an...

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