Author(s)

Elizabeth Armetta

Date Approved

7-9-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology

Department

Psychology

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Dihoff, Roberta

Subject(s)

Affirmations;Happiness

Disciplines

Psychiatric and Mental Health

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to explore the possibilities of positive self-talk and the effect it can have on people and their happiness level. In this study there were a total of thirteen subjects who attended classes to exam their self-talk and develop skills in using positive self-talk. The subjects took a pretest to establish the degree of their happiness and they took a posttest to see if there is an improvement in their level of happiness. Using a Paired Sample t-test the result showed a significant finding. The result suggests that people using positive self-talk can improve the level of happiness that they feel. While not all members of the cohort had improved in their happiness level majority showed an improvement making for a suggestion of further research of why specific subjects did not improved while majority of the population did.

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