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Positive Psychology in Easterhouse

An article in today's Evening Times reports on a study, carried out by psychologist Elaine Duncan and colleagues from Caledonian university, showing that Positive Psychology made a difference to the well-being of residents in Easterhouse.

This is the first study of it’s kind to be carried out in the community.  The article reports on the findings that people who ‘had a word with themselves' (wrote about three things that made them grateful each day) for two weeks were happier, less depressed and more optimistic and satisfied 6 months later.  Carol Craig, The Centre’s CEO, has written a blog on the study and you can access the article, which also details a couple of case studies, here.

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