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Harry Potter Positive Psychology 2.0 Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken
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Lilian Jans-Beken

Harry Potter and Positive Psychology 2.0

With closing the book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, my Christmas holiday is over. It had been a few years since I had read the Harry Potter books and I was looking forward to reading the entire series again. A Christmas holiday is the perfect period for that, and I enjoyed reading the books very much. I just couldn’t help not only to enjoy it this time, but also to look at it from the perspective of positive psychology 2.0.

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Five insights on gratitude
In the media
Lilian Jans-Beken

Five Insights on Gratitude

Mark Travers PhD, blog writer on Psychology Today, wrote about the article Gratitude and Health: An Updated Review by dr. Lilian Jans-Beken of the Thriving Human Science Center.

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18th ISQOLS 2020 Rotterdam Netherlands
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Lilian Jans-Beken

ISQOLS 2020

UPDATE: Due to the new Corona virus crisis, dr. Lilian Jans-Beken will not attend ISQOLS 2020 in person.
Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken will be giving an oral presentation at the conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in Rotterdam 2020

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Are we still grateful?
Science
Lilian Jans-Beken

Are we still grateful?

People are usually surprised when I tell them that I am an expert in gratitude. They spontaneously tell me about their own experiences with gratitude. They also often ask me: is there still gratitude in our society? Are people still grateful? Didn’t people become more selfish and individualistic? And I usually didn’t know what to answer. In this article I am looking for an answer to the question: are we still grateful?

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gratitude and loneliness in adults over 40 years examining the role of psychological flexibility and engaged living
In the media
Lilian Jans-Beken

Gratitude and loneliness

Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken of the Thriving Human Science Center was mentioned in a post of the Open University Netherlands as a mentor of the first author.

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Positive and negative emotions
Science
Lilian Jans-Beken

Gratitude is a positive emotion

When psychologists talk about emotions, they distinguish negative and positive emotions. Gratitude is seen as a positive emotion. What do psychologists mean when they talk about negative and positive emotions?

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