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Support positive psychology research and get to know yourself a bit better!
By Ivan Vasilev  
April 24, 2014 – 10:35 am | 2 Comments
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Interested in contributing to psychology research and learning more about yourself? This study being conducted by the Institute of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg focuses on how different life perspectives and well-being measures relate to each other.

Thriving Together
By Kathryn Britton  
April 23, 2014 – 7:45 am | No Comment
Logo for the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

On April 11, 2014, MasonLeads and the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being presented their 5th annual Leading to Well-Being Conference. The theme this year was Thriving Together.

In order to give you a taste …

Measuring Happiness at Work
By Shannon Polly  
April 10, 2014 – 10:11 am | 5 Comments
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In a recent webinar sponsored by Positive Business DC, Jocelyn Davis introduced the audience to the Happiness at Work survey created by Nic Marks. The Happiness at Work survey is freely available online, so you can use it to get a checkup on your own happiness at work compared to other people. Read a quick summary of the presentation by Jocelyn Davis and click through to the recording if you want to know more.

Health Promotion or Disease Prevention: Which Do You Need?
By Marie-Josée Shaar  
April 8, 2014 – 7:33 pm | 3 Comments
 

Many sources in the wellness industry erroneously treat the concepts of disease prevention and health promotion as if they were one and the same. That’s a big mistake, and not recognizing the inherent distinction between the two undoubtedly reduces our ability to implement our health intentions. Here’s why, and how to use each.

Think of It as an Experiment
By Kathryn Britton  
April 3, 2014 – 1:18 pm | 8 Comments
Work-life Design Grid

Thinking of change efforts as experiments means that even if they don’t work, they are sources of greater self-understanding that can lead to other experiments that do work. Instead of leading to guilt that undermines the will to change, experimenting leads to new ingenuity.

Increasing Happiness: Invitation to Participate in a Research Study
By Gabriella Mee  
April 1, 2014 – 1:47 pm | One Comment
Question

This is an invitation to participate in a 2-week research study involving positive interventions.

#CharacterDay on March 20: Film Premiere of The Science of Character
By Tiffany Schlain  
March 20, 2014 – 9:24 am | No Comment
Film Premiere today

Today is #CharacterDay, the premiere of an 8-minute film that explores the social science and neuroscience behind character development and how we can shape who we are. Find out how to view the film and participate in the events going on today.

TODAY is International Happiness Day!
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
March 20, 2014 – 8:40 am | One Comment
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TODAY, March 20, is International Happiness Day.
What does that mean?

You can watch 19 happiness and research-related videos for free.  Today is the day for the vitual miniconference of interviews and presentations by speakers who …

Five Practices of Positive Impact Leaders
By Giselle Nicholson  
March 19, 2014 – 10:33 am | 4 Comments
Holding our world

Organizational culture, often described as “the way we do things around here,” is a management challenge begging for positive intervention. Yet it is an asset often taken for granted by traditional companies that believe it is hard to define. So if you are like the 96% of executives who say some change in their culture is needed, read on for some insight in the five behavioral practices leaders must demonstrate in order to positively impact culture.

Twitter for Technophobes
By Fiona Parashar  
March 17, 2014 – 11:03 am | 2 Comments
21st century learner

For years, the thought of joining Twitter filled me with dread. I was convinced it would upset the balance of life. My privacy would go out the window, and, worse still, I’d probably be judged, abused or ridiculed for saying the wrong thing.

I was wrong.

It turns out that Twitter is so much more than I realized. I had a pleasant surprise in store. It fuels, nay turbocharges, one of my greatest passions: learning.

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