Positive psychology interventions in people aged 50-79 years: long-term effects of placebo-controlled online interventions on well-being and depression.

@article{Proyer2014PositivePI,
  title={Positive psychology interventions in people aged 50-79 years: long-term effects of placebo-controlled online interventions on well-being and depression.},
  author={Ren{\'e} T. Proyer and Fabian Gander and Sara Wellenzohn and Willibald Ruch},
  journal={Aging & mental health},
  year={2014},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={997-1005}
}
OBJECTIVES Various positive psychology interventions have been experimentally tested, but only few studies addressed the effects of such activities in participants aged 50 and above. METHOD We tested the impact of four self-administered positive psychology interventions in an online setting (i.e., gratitude visit, three good things, three funny things, and using signature strengths in a new way) on happiness and depressive symptoms in comparison with a placebo control exercise (i.e., early… CONTINUE READING
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