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Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health.
This paper reviews literature to offer evidence for the prominence of psychological flexibility in understanding psychological health, and synthesizes work in emotion regulation, mindfulness and acceptance, social and personality psychology, and neuropsychology. Expand
The Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II: Development, Factor Structure, and Psychometrics.
The findings thus far provide good evidence for the psychometric properties of the 10-item CEI-II, including positive correlations with personal growth, openness to experience, autonomy, purpose in life, self- acceptance, psychological flexibility, positive affect, and positive social relations. Expand
Curiosity and Exploration: Facilitating Positive Subjective Experiences and Personal Growth Opportunities
The potential role of curiosity in advancing understanding of various psychological phenomena is discussed and a theoretical model that informs research on the design of a new measure and the nomological network of curiosity is elaborate. Expand
Purpose in Life as a System that Creates and Sustains Health and Well-Being: An Integrative, Testable Theory
Purpose—a cognitive process that defines life goals and provides personal meaning—may help explain disparate empirical social science findings. Devoting effort and making progress toward life goalsExpand
Reconsidering happiness: the costs of distinguishing between hedonics and eudaimonia
In recent years, well-being researchers have distinguished between eudaimonic happiness (e.g., meaning and purpose; taking part in activities that allow for the actualization of one's skills,Expand
Experiential avoidance as a generalized psychological vulnerability: comparisons with coping and emotion regulation strategies.
The present data show that cognitive reappraisal, a primary process of traditional cognitive-behavior therapy, was much less predictive of the quality of psychological experiences and events in everyday life compared with EA. Expand
Understanding the search for meaning in life: personality, cognitive style, and the dynamic between seeking and experiencing meaning.
Three studies provide the first extensive effort to understand the correlates of the search for meaning in a multistudy research program, and highlight the importance of basic personality dispositions in understanding theSearch for meaning and its correlates. Expand
Meaning in life across the life span: Levels and correlates of meaning in life from emerging adulthood to older adulthood
Meaning in life is thought to be important to well-being throughout the human life span. We assessed the structure, levels, and correlates of the presence of meaning in life, and the search forExpand
Using personal and psychological strengths leads to increases in well-being over time: A longitudinal study and the development of the strengths use questionnaire
Positive psychology focuses on the benefits of both possessing and using personal strengths, however existing research has focused exclusively on having rather than using strengths. This studyExpand
Who benefits the most from a gratitude intervention in children and adolescents? Examining positive affect as a moderator
To date, nearly half of the work supporting the efficacy of gratitude interventions did so by making contrasts with techniques that induce negative affect (e.g., record your daily hassles). GratitudeExpand