D is for John Dewey: His Approach To Education

John Dewey is often seen as the proponent of learning by doing – rather than learning by passively receiving. He believed that each child was active, inquisitive and wanted to explore. How to capitalise Read more

C is for Don Clifton: His Work On Strengths And With Gallup

Don Clifton chose to do positive work by helping people to build on their strengths. His work at The Gallup Organization led to many people across the world using the Clifton StrengthsFinder tool.

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H is for Bernard Haldane: His Pioneering Work On Strengths

Bernard and Jean Haldane

Bernard Haldane is recognised as one of the giants of the strengths philosophy, an approach he was already using in the 1940s. His legacy lives on Read more

A is for James Allen: His Approach To Having A Positive Attitude

The positive approach encourages people to employ their gifts and use these to help other people. It also suggests focusing on what they can control, rather than worrying about what they can’t.

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F is for Barbara Fredrickson: Her Work On Positivity

Barbara has done pioneering work that demonstrates how developing positive emotions can improve our lives. Twenty years of research into emotions culminated in her best selling book Positivity.

The book was based on solid Read more

The Achievement Approach

This article focuses on how you can help a person to develop the attitude, ability, application and adventure required to achieve their aims. Read more

W is for Diana Whitney: Her Work On Appreciative Inquiry

Diana believes in studying human systems when they are at their best. She then enables people to follow the life principles that work and fulfil their potential.

Working with David Cooperrider, Diana co-authored the Read more

L is for Alex Linley: His Work On Strengths

Alex Linley is the Founding Director of Capp – The Centre of Applied Positive Psychology. He is an internationally recognised author and expert on positive psychology.

His books include Average To A+ and The Read more

J is for Sidney Jourard: His Work On The Transparent Self

Sidney Jourard was a key figure in the Humanistic Psychology movement. He believed that a person could increase their inner strength by being true to their self. They could do this by following their Read more