How can an increased understanding of my executive function lead to a better sense of my own well-being? Well, first off, this is a pretty loaded question! This is mostly because executive function is more of an abstract concept than it is an absolute concrete entity. One leading researcher on executive function describes it to … Continue reading Who Is the Executive in Your Life?
How does the field of positive psychology relate to the prodigal son parable in the bible? As you may know, this blog pertains to the foundations of well-being from a perspective of positive psychology. I strongly believe in several findings from the field of positive psychology in questioning what it means to live a meaningful … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology
What are the benefits of having a growth mindset? To conclude my last post on passion and perseverance, I mentioned that it is better to have a growth mindset than a fixed mindset in order to achieve long-term goals. While I am still convinced that this is true, I would now like to discuss the … Continue reading The Growth Mindset
What is grit and how does it relate to one's well-being? Angela Duckworth is a close colleague of Marty Seligman at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center. Her research is focused on the concept of grit, which is "a personality trait defined as passion and perseverance for long-term goals," (Duckworth & Eskreis-Winkler, 2015). Essentially, … Continue reading Passion and Perseverance
What is Positive Psychology, and how can it be implemented into my own life? While this blog touches on several topics relating to the mind and well-being, I think it is very fitting to alter and repost this topic on “The Power of Positive Psychology.” This is mostly because the topic was one of my … Continue reading The Power of Positive Psychology
How does the debate of free will vs. determinism tie into my own mental health? This post is inspired by own interest in this historically philosophical debate. This debate has been a hot topic in several fields, such as ethics, law, biology, sociology, and several other subjects. For example, is it right and just to … Continue reading Am I in Control of My Own Thoughts?
What is meant by the term Positively Psychological, and how does it apply to me? Most of you who have followed me to this point know me by the username of "The Inquisitive Mind." You probably have also noticed a complete remodel of my website (hopefully you like it!) There were a few reasons why … Continue reading Positively Psychological
How can an increased understanding of PERMA Theory benefit my overall physical and mental well-being? I concluded my last post titled "The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection" with the thought that positive thoughts could help individuals live healthier lives overall. I mentioned PERMA theory, but did not go in depth with this topic specifically. So, the idea … Continue reading PERMA Theory And the Mind-Body Connection
What is the nature of the relationship between wealth and perceived well-being? In my previous post, I mentioned that there are instances where people accumulate a significant amount of wealth at the expense of their well-being. While this is true in some cases, I think it is also important to point out that there are … Continue reading Wealth and Well-Being
How can addictions impair my ability to live the best life possible? The title for this post is inspired by a seminar-style course I took at the end of my last academic term. In a small group, we first discussed what it means to be addicted to something. What most definitions had in common is … Continue reading Addiction In the Modern Society