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World Happy Day Coming Up on February 11: Movie Preview
February 10, 2012 – 10:15 am | No Comment

For those new to positive psychology, the movie, Happy, is a great introduction to the field and the work of some of its most prominent researchers, including Ed Diener, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sonja Lyubomirsky, and Richard Davidson. Happy weaves a lot the research we’re already familiar with into a story that takes us from the slums of Kolkata to the subways of Tokyo to the bayous of Louisiana to the beaches of Brazil and other continents in between.

(Book Review) Positive Psychology Workbook series by Biswas-Diener, Lyubomirsky, Kurtz, and Sheldon
November 14, 2009 – 5:45 am | No Comment
(Book Review) Positive Psychology Workbook series by Biswas-Diener, Lyubomirsky, Kurtz, and Sheldon

To describe how much I enjoyed and recommend the Positive Psychology Workbook series by Robert Biswas-Diener and colleagues, I thought of the positivity ratio discovered by Barbara Fredrickson and Marcial Losada: flourishing happens when positivity …

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