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Announcing the Positive Psychology Toolkit (Sponsored by PPND)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
September 24, 2015 – 10:12 am | One Comment
Positive psychology program toolkit

The Positive Psychology Program has created a Positive Psychology Practitioner’s Toolkit, an online database that grants our members access to all kinds of positive psychology exercises, assessments, scales, questionnaires, and worksheets allowing any therapist, coach, or researcher to apply positive psychology tools effectively in practice.

Acting “As If”
By Shannon Polly  
June 25, 2015 – 5:00 am | 10 Comments
Playing dress-up

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.“

Introducing Greater Good in Action (Press Release)
By Editor K.H.B.  
May 27, 2015 – 9:22 am | No Comment
Be Happy

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.

Love & Purpose : Happiness with Extra Bandwidth
By Miriam Akhtar  
March 23, 2015 – 12:57 pm | One Comment
Love and Purpose

This Thursday, March 26, you are invited to a free webinar on Love & Purpose. Why put these two topics together? Read on.

Read NOW: Events for the International Day of Happiness starting TONIGHT at 8pm ET – March 19, 2015
By Editor K.H.B.  
March 19, 2015 – 12:37 pm | One Comment

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.

TWO Coursera Courses Starting This Week
By Editor K.H.B.  
February 10, 2015 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
Register for Better Leader, Richer Life

For followers of positive psychology, two relevant Coursera courses started this week:

Read about these courses and click through to register.

Work Hard, Be Nice
By James O'Shaughnessy and Emily Larson  
December 10, 2014 – 8:17 am | 9 Comments
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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.

New CAPP Programs Springing Up in 2015
By Elaine O'Brien  
November 21, 2014 – 9:45 am | No Comment

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.

Myths about Upside of Your Dark Side
By Robert Biswas-Diener  
October 15, 2014 – 7:25 am | No Comment

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.

Positive Psychology Researcher List: Invitation to Use and Contribute
By Seph Fontane Pennock and Lisa Sansom  
September 22, 2014 – 4:42 pm | 2 Comments
Mastering social media

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?

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