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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.

Language and Cross-cultural Well-being
By Marta Velázquez  
August 4, 2016 – 10:11 pm | 6 Comments

Is it possible that understanding the concepts of joy and well-being from other cultures can help us give a new shape to our own? According to Lomas, the study of emotional vocabulary of a culture may provide a window into how its people see the world: the things they value, their traditions, the way they build happiness or things they recognize as important.

Are There Items on Today’s To-Do List that Bring You Joy? (#CPPA2016)
By Kathryn Britton  
July 11, 2016 – 8:32 am | 5 Comments

Barbara Fredrickson opened the first full day of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference with the question, “Why is it important to prioritize positivity?” Then she proceeded to answer her question, extending the messages she has conveyed in past conferences with some very pragmatic reflections on putting research findings into daily practice.

10 Keys to Happier Living (Book Review)
By Angus Skinner  
April 7, 2016 – 9:33 am | 2 Comments

This is a very welcome, informative, and practical book, an excellent overview of the landscape of keys to happier living, which is for all of us a life-long work in progress.

Individual Differences at Work: Part 1, Handling Stress
By Sarah Tottle  
March 23, 2016 – 2:59 pm | One Comment

Stress is subjectively experienced. Individual differences influence how each employee interacts within their workplace and perceive and manage stress. Each individual sees stress through a different lens.

Card Game Stimulates Workplace Discussions (Review, Sponsored Link, and Discount)
By Kathryn Britton  
March 16, 2016 – 11:29 am | 3 Comments

Today is the day that one of our authors, Scott Crabtree, announces the release of his new card game, Choose Happiness@Work, aimed to stimulate group exploration about ways to become happier at work.

Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why?
By Donna Hemmert  
February 23, 2016 – 2:06 pm | No Comment

Ultimately, emotions, both positive and negative, have many implications for well-being in the workforce.

The Positive Psychology Movie Awards for 2015: Just in Time for the Oscars
By Ryan Niemiec  
February 22, 2016 – 7:25 am | No Comment

Get ready for the Academy Awards. The Positive Psychology Movie Awards are coming out before the Oscars this year. A PPND tradition since 2009, these awards go to films that offer some of the best portrayals of key themes in positive psychology. Here are the winners.

Holiday Gift Ideas for 2015: Actions and Experiences
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
December 15, 2015 – 1:00 pm | One Comment

This is part 2 of the 2015 annual holiday gift article, supplementing part 1 published yesterday that listed books and things. Today’s suggestions are about experiences and actions that can contribute to well-being, as well as ways to think about giving.

When Negative Emotions are Positive
By Hein Zegers  
August 24, 2015 – 10:21 am | 6 Comments

Positive Psychology and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are different movements within psychology. Yet they also have quite a lot in common. Contact between both has been scarce until now. In July 2015, captains of both ships met for the very first time: Barbara ‘Positivity’ Fredrickson and Steven ‘ACT’ Hayes. Here is an exclusive report of this historic meeting in Berlin, Germany.

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