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Articles by Timothy T. C. So

Timothy T. C. So is a PhD candidate in Psychology at Cambridge University. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a Research Associate of Cambridge University's Well-being Institute, and responsible for the Chinese PPND sites.

Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare: Theory, Practice & Result 2011 (Conference Preview)
October 17, 2011 – 12:48 pm | 2 Comments

The fourth annual Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference presented by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School will be held on October 21 and 22, 2011 in Boston at The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. …

Well-being for Policy and for Life on Our Planet
December 31, 2010 – 1:37 pm | 3 Comments
Well-being for Policy and for Life on Our Planet

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein
I have been thinking about writing a year-end article for PositivePsychologyNews.com about my most unforgettable personal engagement in positive …

Why Riches are not Equivalent to Happiness
May 18, 2010 – 2:27 pm | 5 Comments
Why Riches are not Equivalent to Happiness

To further elaborate on why the riches are not equivalent to happiness, I adopt the approach used by Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, of looking at happiness as moment-to-moment experience instead of general well-being or flourishing. When we break down happiness into moment-to-moment experience, riches do not necessarily make people happier. Why not?

5 Daily Actions for Your Well-being
March 18, 2010 – 1:10 pm | 9 Comments
5 Daily Actions for Your Well-being

Many of us realize the importance of a healthy diet and have started having 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.  There is profound evidence about its benefits to our physical health. If I …

Positivity of Sadness
January 19, 2010 – 9:58 am | 14 Comments
Positivity of Sadness

The emphasis of positive psychology on building the best things in life and making people’s lives fulfilling does not imply that we should ignore problems or dismiss the negative emotions that people experience. Positive …

Self-Promotion for Introverts (Book Review)
December 11, 2009 – 12:38 am | 12 Comments
Self-Promotion for Introverts (Book Review)

We need to promote ourselves to advance in our careers.  We need to promote ourselves to remain employed during the financial turmoil.  Introverts often get passed over mistakenly. Nancy Ancowitz offers a solid dose …

The Three Degrees of Influence and Happiness
November 18, 2009 – 10:00 pm | 44 Comments
The Three Degrees of Influence and Happiness

“People who post smiley photos on Facebook/Frowners attract happy friends.” (Nature, 2008)
Social Networks and Happiness
Would you be surprised to read the above finding from Nature, one of the most prominent science journals in the world? …

Positive Psychology Coaching Compared to Other Coaching
September 18, 2009 – 8:53 am | One Comment
Positive Psychology Coaching Compared to Other Coaching

Friends are approaching me with great interest in my preview article on the coaching conference and asking what’s so special about employing positive psychology in coaching. That triggers me to write a bit more on …

Preview of the 2nd McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Coaching Conference
September 4, 2009 – 7:11 pm | No Comment
Preview of the 2nd McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School Coaching Conference

Coaching is the process of change that mobilizes strengths to realize the potential of individuals as well as organizations.
To learn more about helping people change, develop, and meet personal and professional goals, while building self-efficacy, …

Well-Being at the Population Level: Building a Flourishing World
July 18, 2009 – 2:13 pm | 9 Comments
Well-Being at the Population Level: Building a Flourishing World

In both his opening and closing addresses at the 1st World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association (WCPP), Dr. Martin Seligman challenged the community to meet an ambitious goal:
To increase the percentage of …

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