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The Positive Psychology Movie Awards for 2016
By Ryan Niemiec  
April 22, 2017 – 9:32 am | One Comment

Now in its 8th year, I’m happy to share my observations of the best movies using the science of positive psychology as a lens. In other words, if researchers/practitioners in positive psychology were the ones to give out Oscars for the best films, this is what they might say.

Journey from Adversity: #WHATIS Post-traumatic Growth? (Book Review)
By Alicia Assad  
April 19, 2017 – 1:27 pm | One Comment

If you are eager to make sense of life’s inevitable adversities, read this book. Akhtar reminds us that our future can be bright perhaps not in spite of the adversity we face, but because of it.

Three Ways to Explore Positive Psychology with LEGO®
By Mads Bab  
March 30, 2017 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) is a strong tool for exploring the past, enhancing mindfulness in the present, and imagining the future.

Building Well-being with LEGO® – A Hands-on Approach to Explore Positive Psychology
By Mads Bab  
March 28, 2017 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

How might we create a deeper understanding of the elements that drive well-being? How do we capture meaning, ensure learning, and build collaboration so that people engage in the issues that strengthen their well-being? What about using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® to help people think with their fingers and eyes as well as their minds.

Positive Psychology Toolkit Update (Sponsored)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
March 22, 2017 – 1:12 pm | One Comment

Early in my career I had learned that if you want your product or service to be successful, all you have to do is (ask and) listen and act on what you hear, or don’t hear. We asked. You all spoke. We acted on your suggestions, bringing you Positive Psychology Toolkit 2.0. We also added a community forum so that all of our toolkit users could request new tools and interact with each other.

Thriving at Work: An Outcome of Positive Leadership
By Robert Rosales  
March 13, 2017 – 11:34 am | 11 Comments

Should companies concern themselves with the psychological well-being of their employees? If so, what does that mean for workplace leadership practices?

The Achoo! Effect: An Interview with Executive Coach Margaret H. Greenberg
By Kathryn Britton  
March 1, 2017 – 4:03 pm | 2 Comments
Senia and Margaret

Margaret Greenberg has more than 10 years experience bringing positive psychology to business. In this interview, she explains how to speak the language of business professionals and help them pick up simple but profound tools that benefit employees and the business simultaneously. She closes with the offer of a discount valid through April 12 for the next cohort of the Profit from the Positive Certificate Program starting April 17, 2017.

Optimistic Explanatory Style Supports Good Health
By Jorge Luis Aurich Cornejo  
February 9, 2017 – 9:27 am | 3 Comments
Optimistic View

A few months ago I explored the relationship between health outcomes and explanatory style in 200 executives, including 119 men and 81 women from the main companies in Peru. I divided the executives into two groups based on the Seligman’s Attributional Style Questionnaire: those with predominately optimistic explanatory styles and those with predominately pessimistic explanatory styles. Then I looked at the way their explanatory styles related to two variables of health.

Positive Psychology is Not Equivalent to Positive Thinking
By Dwayne Thomas  
February 1, 2017 – 1:50 pm | 8 Comments

Morgan Mitchell’s Newsweek article, The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking can Threaten Your Health and Happiness makes a fundamental error concerning the definition of positive psychology. I wish to correct that error.

Positive Psychology News Celebrates 10 Years
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
January 18, 2017 – 3:33 pm | 4 Comments

Positive Psychology News (PPND) published its first article, What is Positive Psychology? by Senia Maymin on January 1, 2007. In the 10 years since then, PPND has published more than 1350 articles by nearly 150 different authors. That is a lot of points of view on bringing positive psychology to work in many different life circumstances.

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