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This is the Positive Psychology News Daily site. Please contact us if you would like to participate as a guest author. Editor S.M. is Senia Maymin, in the role of editing for the site.

From PPND: Announcing a Book to Enrich the Holiday Season
November 4, 2010 – 9:06 am | 3 Comments
From PPND:  Announcing a Book to Enrich the Holiday Season

Dear PPND readers,
We are happy to announce the second book in the Positive Psychology News series, Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life’s Gifts. Available now from Amazon, this book is just in time to be …

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January 11, 2010 – 10:18 am | No Comment
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PPND asks for your opinion! (WITH LINKS TO QUESTIONS)
October 14, 2009 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments
PPND asks for your opinion!  (WITH LINKS TO QUESTIONS)

Hello wonderful readers of PPND,
We have a story for you – with heroes and evil monsters. Once upon a time, there was a beautiful community of people interested in positive psychology. They would …

Hello, September! Optional Theme: Productivity and Performance (Back-to-School)
September 1, 2009 – 2:11 pm | No Comment
Hello, September! Optional Theme: Productivity and Performance (Back-to-School)

This month’s optional theme is “Productivity and Performance.” We chose this theme as a back-to-school theme when many adults and kids are focused on improving performance and creativity – at least in the northern …

July’s Ode to Strengths
August 2, 2009 – 6:58 pm | No Comment
July’s Ode to Strengths

Strengths in July
July 2009 was an intriguing month. The optional theme was “your nomination for the 25th strength,” referring to the 24 strengths of the Values-in-Action Strengths Inventory (VIA).
One of our favorite postings was Kathryn …

Happy July. Optional Theme: Nomination for 25th Strength
July 2, 2009 – 3:03 pm | 2 Comments
Happy July. Optional Theme: Nomination for 25th Strength

This month, the optional theme that authors may be writing about is “Nomination for the 25th Strength.” (Authors may write about this theme or anything else they like). There are 24 strengths in the Values-in-Action (VIA) strengths survey. In MAPP at the University of Pennsylvania, one of the assignments in Christopher Peterson’s course is to propose the 25th strength.

June 2009 optional theme: Fun, Play, Humor
June 2, 2009 – 2:38 pm | No Comment
June 2009 optional theme: Fun, Play, Humor

Each month we have an optional theme, and our authors translate research in this domain into articles, or authors can write on a new topic.  For those articles on June’s optional theme, the theme …

In-the-News: Happy Lives, Self-Control, and the Opposite of Placebo
May 16, 2009 – 3:44 pm | 2 Comments
In-the-News: Happy Lives, Self-Control, and the Opposite of Placebo

Three major articles this week about positive psychology in The Atlantic — What Makes Us Happy? The New Yorker,–Don’t! The Science of Self-Control, and New Scientist –The Science of Voodoo: When Mind Attacks Body.

What questions do you have about Motivation and Grit?
April 3, 2009 – 1:00 pm | 12 Comments
What questions do you have about Motivation and Grit?

As we present the latest research findings in Motivation and Grit this month, we would also like to ask you:

What questions do you have that are most pressing about Motivation and Grit?

Feel free to post …

Happy April! Optional theme: Motivation and Grit
April 1, 2009 – 2:40 pm | 3 Comments
Happy April! Optional theme: Motivation and Grit

As we start the second quarter of 2009, our optional theme for April is Motivation and Grit. How can people help other people maintain high levels of motivation? What kinds of motivation exist, and how do they relate to achievement? What is grit, and how does it affect well-being and achievement?

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