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Where did positive psychology go wrong?

  Positive psychology and its attraction of criticism Like all new areas of scientific research and discussion, positive psychology is not without its critics. In this blog, I’d like to take you through some of the concerns raised by those who question whether positive psychology

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What is the PERMA model of positive psychology?

  Why do we need a model of well-being and why is this one good? Well-being is a central idea in positive psychology. If positive psychology is defined as the study of ‘what goes right in life’ or of people ‘flourishing’ or achieving levels of

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What is positive psychology and how can it help you

  Introduction – what is positive psychology? I first came across Positive Psychology when I was asked to chair a session at a HR conference in the early noughties with a speaker describing themselves as a ‘positive psychologist’ – he was also a columnist for

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Do strengths change?

In our work around strengths – helping people to find, share and develop their strengths – we’re often asked the question…do strengths change over time? So that question most often comes from the angle of: if I have something that really drains me and I’m

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MUST READ: Radical findings on strengths at work

During the first half of the year, Strengths Partnership undertook extensive research on workplace strengths with an expert statistician, using a sample of 47,000 employees from our Strengthscope® database.  Strengthscope® measures 24 work-based strengths divided into 4 categories: Emotional, Relational, Thinking and Execution strengths. The

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Why Many Work-based Assessments Will Fail the Test

According to a recent article in Harvard Business Review, more than 76% of organisations use assessments tests (mainly personality and ability tests) when hiring and this figure is expected to climb to 88% over the next few years (Chamorro-Premuzic, 2015). Using assessment for development purposes,

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Strengthscope® becomes the first strengths assessment to achieve Registered Test Status with the UK’s British Psychological Society (BPS)

Featured on HRDIVE Strengthscope® becomes the first strengths assessment to achieve Registered Test Status with the UK’s British Psychological Society (BPS) Innovative talent management company, Strengths Partnership, today announces that its Strengthscope® profiling system has achieved Registered Test Status with the UK’s British Psychological Society (BPS).

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