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written by Editor S.M. 1 January 2008

Senia Maymin is the founder and editor-in-chief of PositivePsychologyNews.com. She was the series editor for the Positive Psychology News book series that recently published the first book, Resilience: How to Navigate Life's Curves. (Bio, Articles)

Martin Seligman Breaking on the web: in the early moments of 2008, Martin Seligman is featured as one of the hottest items on Reddit.com, a website that aggregates hot new information online.

Dr. Martin Seligman is the founder of positive psychology. The Reddit linked story is the 2008 question posed by Edge.com to “some of the most interesting minds in the world.” Martin Seligman is the first respondent. The 2008 question is

“What have you changed your mind about?” The changes of mind that gave philosophers and scientists new insights.

What has Dr. Seligman changed his mind about? His answer to the question is called “We Are Alone.” In his answer, Dr. Seligman recalls how he and Carl Sagan watched the moon landing together at the faculty club at Cornell when they were both professors there. Dr. Seligman further commented on humans in space when he wrote a guest article for Positive Psychology News Daily in April, 2007: Positive Psychology in Space.

Reddit works by people voting for the top stories, so if this story interests you, you can go here (look for the question “What have you changed your mind about?” – currently at #5), and vote.


* Reddit.com
* 2008 Edge.com Question
* Martin Seligman bio
* Positive Psychology Center
* Positive Psychology in Space by Martin Seligman

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1 comment

Timothy 2 January 2008 - 8:51 am

Thanks for your information Senia. Really love what Martin said, ” It means that we have a job to do, a mission that will last all our ages to come: to seed and then to shepherd intelligent life beyond this pale blue dot”. Inspiring and brilliant missions like this always drive junior (perhaps also senior) psychologists to ponder and to commit.


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