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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.

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 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.

Thoughts for Starting the New Year
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
January 4, 2017 – 3:58 pm | 4 Comments

Positive Psychology News has a tradition of pulling together thoughts for the New Year, remembering that many people are taking stock and making resolutions. As you look ahead, perhaps the ideas below will help you find ways to make your life more happy and healthy. We also recommend that you follow Alicia’s lead and look back at 2016. What worked especially well then? What do you want to make sure you do more of in 2017?

Looking Back: Last Year’s Resolution Changed My Life
By Alicia Assad  
January 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 11 Comments
Brave Knight

I made a more gentle resolution for 2016, because I am a parent in a world where “mom guilt” is the trend. I want to do the best I can for the kids I love, but sometimes more is unproductive and better is unrealistic. By pairing my natural urges to be perfect with the remorse I carried following my son’s burn injury, I was on a one-way trip to martyrdom. For this reason, 2016 was the year of self-compassion. My year-end reflection reveals a happier, more resilient version of myself so I think this resolution is one I will keep.

Move Fast to Get the Positive Psychology Toolkit at Current Low Price (Sponsored by PPND)
By Seph Fontane Pennock  
November 1, 2016 – 6:55 pm | One Comment

The Positive Psychology Toolkit is a science-based, online platform containing 120+ exercises, activities, interventions, questionnaires, assessments and scales in PDF-format. 1.000+ practitioners are now working with this toolkit in their coaching practice, teaching, therapy trajectories and corporate wellness programs. There are only a few more days to subscribe at the current price.

Of Research and Rigor: Building Your Career in Positive Psychology
By Orin Davis  
October 12, 2016 – 2:05 pm | 2 Comments
Heads-on research

If you were to ask me whether to get a Ph.D., or do research, or go into positive psychology, here are seven questions I would ask you. From the answers to these questions, you will likely know where you belong. After that, it’s up to you to understand the vagaries of the field (and job market!) and to find mentors to train, advise, and advocate for you so that you can make your own mark in the field.

Money is an Imperfect Incentive, Not Just at Wells Fargo
By Robert Rosales  
September 27, 2016 – 12:50 pm | 15 Comments

In the end, money matters.

Wisdom and people matter most.

Respect at Work: Invitation to a Webinar this Thursday
By Editor K.H.B.  
September 19, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

We are experimenting with ways to get the word out about interesting webinars that are open to the public. There isn’t much warning for this webinar, so act fast if interested.

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