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01 January 1970

We are encouraged to give ourselves permission to be ourselves, to live big, to accept ourselves and to be happy in millions of blogs and posts online as well as self-help books among others. Research on personal autonomy has consistently found people who feel free and act freely show more motivation, authenticity, and wellbeing. Could actively giving oneself permission have any positive effects? Would it be enough?'


Ethical approval

This research has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of East London.

About the researcher

My name is Ana Caton, I am conducting this online research study as part of my Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at the University of East London.

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