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Articles by Senia Maymin

Senia Maymin, Ph.D., is the coauthor of Profit from the Positive. Maymin is an executive coach to entrepreneurs and CEOs. Maymin runs a coaches network and is the founder and editor in chief of the research news site PositivePsychologyNews.com. She holds a BA in math and economics from Harvard University, a MAPP from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA and PhD in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She lives in California with her family.

NEW Oprah.com Course: “21 Days to a Happier Life” with Shawn Achor (#sponsored)
October 8, 2015 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

Happiness is a choice, but most importantly, happiness can be taught. Join best-selling author Shawn Achor as he teaches you how to choose happiness for yourself, then multiply it by spreading positivity and optimism to others in this transformational two-part online course.

Lisa Sansom on PPND TV (and #cppa2014)
July 17, 2014 – 4:26 pm | 10 Comments
Lisa Sansom on PPND TV (and #cppa2014)

Today on PPND TV, we bring you the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews of researchers and practitioners. Today’s guest is Lisa Sansom. Lisa speaks on the positive psychology research finding that has most changed her life, strengths constellations, “individualization,” and on catching people doing things right.

The interviewer is Senia Maymin.

Louisa Jewell on PPND TV
June 20, 2014 – 2:55 am | 2 Comments
Film

Welcome to the fourth episode of PPND TV, an interview with Louisa Jewell. Louisa calls herself a “multi-passionate entrepreneur” who has found many innovative ways teach positive psychology to people who need the information. Like her voice? Check out her video blog or join her at the Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference this summer.

The PPND TV interview series is a way to bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews with researchers and practitioners.

Margaret Greenberg on PPND TV
May 30, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment
Film

Welcome to the third episode of PPND TV, an interview with executive coach and author, Margaret Greenberg.

The PPND TV interview series is an experiment inspired by TED talks. We want to bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews with researchers and practitioners.

Kathryn Britton on PPND TV
May 2, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Premiering PPND TV

Welcome to PPND TV!  This is an experiment inspired by TED talks. We want to bring our readers the crux of positive psychology in brief video interviews of researchers and practitioners. 
Today’s guest is Kathryn Britton. …

Taking Steps toward Goals: What Does Research Tell Us?
September 23, 2013 – 9:58 am | No Comment

Based both on my PhD research and on my personal experiences publishing a book with Margaret Greenberg, here are my research-based suggestions for taking incremental steps to reach important goals.

Read this Book! “Spiritual Evolution” by George Vaillant
June 3, 2008 – 5:09 pm | 8 Comments
Read this Book! “Spiritual Evolution” by George Vaillant

Here is what will happen to you when you read George Vaillant’s book, Spiritual Evolution: During the chapter “Joy,” you may cry. During the chapter “Love,” you will want to call home to say Hi. You will be inside a colossal head fake – a situation in which you’re learning but it seems like you’re playing.

Happiness at Work
October 26, 2007 – 3:33 am | 3 Comments
Happiness at Work

What can Positive Psychology say about being happy at work? Are there some people for whom happiness at work is easier? Are there actual ways to increase happiness at work? Yesterday, a few of us answered questions on a radio show with host and best-selling author, Karen Salmansohn.

Many Firsts at the 2007 Gallup Well-Being Forum (Day 1)
October 5, 2007 – 8:03 am | 8 Comments
Many Firsts at the 2007 Gallup Well-Being Forum (Day 1)

When Shane Lopez opened the 2007 Gallup Well-Being Forum yesterday afternoon, he recounted many firsts, the first Courage Summit ever, a pre-summit workshop on teaching positive psychology, and the Gallup Global Well-Being Report. Keynote speaker Alan Krueger …

Report from the 2007 AI Conference: How to Run an AI Summit, Coughlan/Cooperrider, and Companies
September 18, 2007 – 11:55 pm | 3 Comments
Report from the 2007 AI Conference: How to Run an AI Summit, Coughlan/Cooperrider, and Companies

This is part two of coverage of the 2007 Appreciative Inquiry Conference. The main events were a panel on how to run an AI Summit, a keynote by Peter Coughlan of IDEO, and many companies presenting their results in using AI and strengths.

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