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Newsletter 11 

Links and Ressources about Positivity and the brain

The five ingredients of positive psychology:

- positive emotions

- engagement

- relationships

- meaning

- accomplishement


"Positive Psychology is descriptive, not prescriptive. This means it doesn't tell us exactly what we should do, but it describes the traits of people who experience high levels of wellbeing."

Your brain on negative thoughts

"The effects of negative thinking on the brain are significant. Our thinking either generates a positive or a negative kind of emotion over our lives. There are two basic chemicals that symbolize what it is that's going on in our brain, cortisol and dopamine. Here's what negative thinking really does to our brain chemistry."

A great summary

"Positive psychology is the study of what makes life most worth living ”

If you prefer to read instead of watching a video, here are a couple of very interesting (and easy to read) articles on the subject.

The Connection Between Neuroplasticity and Positive Thinking (

What Is Positive Psychology & Why Is It Important?

If you want to take a test to find out what you're Strengths are Questionnaire Center | Authentic Happiness (

Bon résumé en français  Psychologie positive : définition, principe et intérêts - Ooreka

Wikipedia, très complet, le pour et le contre Psychologie positive — Wikipédia (

There's a lot more, super interesting, more detailed. These are shorter videos and articles.

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