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Thriving at Work: An Outcome of Positive Leadership
By Robert Rosales  
March 13, 2017 – 11:34 am | 10 Comments

Should companies concern themselves with the psychological well-being of their employees? If so, what does that mean for workplace leadership practices?

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 is Not Equivalent to Positive Thinking
By Dwayne Thomas  
February 1, 2017 – 1:50 pm | 7 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.

Reckless Ebullience, Meet Prudence
By Allison Holzer  
November 20, 2016 – 2:53 pm | 5 Comments

Almost twenty years ago, I made a naïve mistake that could have cost me my life. Faced with this unexpected personal crisis, I learned a critical lesson about balancing excitement and bold action with prudence. But it took my 5-year-old son to put the lesson into words.

An Essay of Gratitude for the Midwife of Words
By Alicia Assad  
October 19, 2016 – 5:10 pm | 3 Comments

My rainbow baby writer’s block serves as a reminder that sometimes we need to sit back and let life unfold while maintaining self-compassion in our passive state.

First Stop on a Positive Psychology Summer 2016 World Tour (#CPPA2016)
By Lisa Buksbaum  
August 26, 2016 – 10:21 am | 2 Comments

In this series, I take you on a four-conference tour, starting with a conference at Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada.

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) Conference had me at its title: I got to Exhilarate! for two days with hundreds of positive Canadians.

Hope and Optimism in Peruvian Executives
By Jorge Luis Aurich Cornejo  
August 23, 2016 – 1:15 pm | 2 Comments

The day begins. It’s time to make decisions. Recruiting staff, opening a factory, launching a new product, reaching a sales goal, dealing with the new chief, or integrating another team are among many topics that require focused attention and efficiency from executives to meet the economic results expected by the board and owners.

How do hope and optimism vary among executives facing these challenges?

You Inspire Hope, Shane
By Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton  
July 29, 2016 – 7:35 am | 19 Comments
Shane Lopez with books

We invite the readers of Positive Psychology News to add their memories as we honor the life of Shane Lopez, who contributed so much to our understanding of Hope and positive psychology in general.

Strengths-based Parenting (#CPPA2016)
By Kathryn Britton  
June 30, 2016 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

In the first of a series of articles about the keynote addresses at the June Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference, find out about Dr. Lea Waters, who decided to work on introducing positive psychology into an institution with a very broad reach: the family.

Character Strengths Matter is one year old today
By Kathryn Britton  
June 7, 2016 – 2:22 pm | 3 Comments

Celebrating the birthday of the 3rd book in the PPND series and announcing the new page of consolidated references.

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