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When I facilitate workshops on character strengths, I find that many people immediately focus on the bottom of their lists where their weakest strengths are. We are hardwired with a negativity bias, after all, and it is not a bad thing to want to improve. I frequently get asked, “How can I develop my strengths?” I respond, “Pretend that you have them. Act ‘as if’ you are kind, or forgiving, or curious.“
Got 15 minutes a day to become a happier and more compassionate person?
There’s now a website for that.
Greater Good in Action, an exciting new online resource is now live, offering dozens of science-based exercises to boost personal well-being.
This Thursday, March 26, you are invited to a free webinar on Love & Purpose. Why put these two topics together? Read on.
March 20th is the third International Day of Happiness declared by the United Nations. We want you to know about two ways to recognize the day: the virtual conference on well-being hosted by the MAPP Alumni Association and the 24-hour Happiness Live Stream presented by LiveHappy Magazine.
For followers of positive psychology, two relevant Coursera courses started this week:
- Barbara Fredrickson’s course, Positive Psychology (February 9 – March 26)
- Stuart Friedman’s course, Better Leader, Richer Life (February 8 – April 23)
Read about these courses and click through to register.
This article tries to answer some of the most burning questions about positive education with the strongest evidence currently available to support our proposition. These are the questions we tend to experience when discussing positive education with an interested but skeptical audience.
Today I highlight experiences and perceptions of five MAPP alumni who also participated in the CAPP program with me. The CAPP program has prepared us to go teach similar programs elsewhere. We are starting several new CAPP programs at new locations in 2015. Sign up to be informed when a program near you comes available.
Although it has only been out for two weeks, The Upside of Your Dark Side has stirred some spirited discussion. I want to add a few comments, addressing four myths that have been raised about the book.
Have you ever wished you had a list of researchers in all corners of the positive psychology field with links to their websites where you could find papers and descriptions of research topics?
Bristol is preparing to green light a range of projects that combine sustainability with well-being. One of these is a free online lecture whose theme is Sustainable Happiness, a topic that I will explore alongside Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy. You are invited to this free event.
So what is sustainable happiness?