The latest issue of MAPP Magazine has been published by graduates of the MAPP Program at the University of Pennsylvania. This edition has more articles on Positive Humanities. It also explores the factors that lead to habit formation.
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Ed Diener Interview: Whose Responsibility is Happiness?
On November 11, 2018, I had the privilege of interviewing Ed Diener about well-being and public policy. Dr. Diener is a leading researcher on happiness, the correlates of well-being, and well-being measurement.
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Permission to Be Human: Tal Ben-Shahar (Part 2)
Tal Ben-Shahar mesmerized a standing-room-only audience eager to learn about the science and practical steps necessary to experience greater well-being. I return to cover the remaining two parts of his talk, as well as interesting topics that arose in the Q&A session with Julie Rice.
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Permission to be Human: Tal Ben-Shahar (Part 1)
Tal Ben-Shahar is deeply humble, but he mesmerized a standing-room-only audience eager to learn about the science and practical steps necessary to experience greater well-being. Then Julie Rice interviewed Tal in a riveting discussion on happiness. I shall cover 3 of his 5 major points in this article and return on Thursday with the rest.
We recently interviewed Dr. Elaine O’Brien for our PPND Webinar Series. She discussed Mind and Body: Experience Optimal Performance, Vibrancy and More Joy. Here is the webinar in case you missed it or want to see it again!
Sir Anthony Seldon interviewed Martin Seligman on the occasion of Dr. Seligman receiving an honorary degree from the University of Buckingham on March 28 in New York City. I was there to capture the highlights.
Sisu, Not Silence: A Global Movement to Change the Narrative around Interpersonal Violence
A year ago, Emilia Lahti launched a project called Sisu, not Silence, a movement for peace and compassion intended to empower people who have survived violence, especially those who have overcome domestic violence. Now, it is only a few days until Emilia starts a special campaign in which she plans to run 50 ultramarathons in 50 days, traversing the length of New Zealand. I invited her to tell us about this amazing initiative that will start on January 18, 2018.
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A to Z: Your Navigator to Success (Book Review and Interview)
Joanna Thompson recently published A to Z: Your Navigator to Success, a clear, readable guide to actions leading to greater well-being and career success. For each letter of the alphabet, there is a topic that she has seen work either in her successful career working in financial markets or in her work with people in talent development and coaching. As she told me in our interview, “My book is essentially a distillation of tips I wish I had known earlier. In this sense it offers some short cuts to the top.”
The Achoo! Effect: An Interview with Executive Coach Margaret H. Greenberg
Margaret Greenberg has more than 10 years experience bringing positive psychology to business. In this interview, she explains how to speak the language of business professionals and help them pick up simple but profound tools that benefit employees and the business simultaneously. She closes with the offer of a discount valid through April 12 for the next cohort of the Profit from the Positive Certificate Program starting April 17, 2017.
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.
Read NOW: Events for the International Day of Happiness starting TONIGHT at 8pm ET – March 19, 2015
March 20th is the third International Day of Happiness declared by the United Nations. We want you to know about two ways to recognize the day: the virtual conference on well-being hosted by the MAPP Alumni Association and the 24-hour Happiness Live Stream presented by LiveHappy Magazine.
It is a great pleasure for me to interview Emilia Lahti, a researcher whose work revolves around understanding how individuals, groups, and organizations grow from challenges and come out of hardships with a newly discovered sense of strength, purpose, and adaptability. Nowadays, Emilia is working on a Ph.D. on the age-old Finnish construct of sisu.
I interviewed positive psychology pioneer Barbara Fredrickson on her views of psychology as a science, why it’s important to study positive psychology, what are her favorite topics to study, and what are her primary sources of positive emotion.
Today I highlight experiences and perceptions of five MAPP alumni who also participated in the CAPP program with me. The CAPP program has prepared us to go teach similar programs elsewhere. We are starting several new CAPP programs at new locations in 2015. Sign up to be informed when a program near you comes available.
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PERMA-V: Training with Rigor & Vigor
Like the burgeoning global MAPP programs springing up around the world, the high quality Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) experience leads people toward whole health, well-being, healing, flourishing, and love across all domains of life. CAPP is relatively accessible with more locations being established worldwide. It is helping to bring Martin Seligman’s 2051 moonshot goal to fruition.
Welcome to the second episode of PPND TV. This is a companion to theinterview of Kathryn Britton that appeared earlier this month. 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 of researchers and practitioners.
Today’s guest is Senia Maymin, editor of PPND, coach, and author.
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…
International Happiness Day on March 20: Sign Up for a Free Online Mini-Conference
The United Nations declared that March 20, 2014 will be the second International Day of Happiness. In honor of this event, the graduates of the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program at Penn are offering a free mini conference about various applications of positive psychology at work, at home, and in the community. Find out more about this free event.
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Certificate in Applied Pos Psych Program Launched
The Flourishing Center, in partnership with the New York Open Center, is granting a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) through a 6-month program that has been approved by the New York Board of Education. The program covers all the topics that make positive psychology so fascinating, including gratitude, resilience, positive emotions, mindset, flow, strengths, and self-regulation. It also covers topics that are becoming mainstream in positive psychology, such as mindfulness, altruism, spirituality, neuroscience, and physical vitality.
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Pursuing Goals: An Interview with Caroline Miller, Part 2
Setting goals is only the first step. Then we need to pursue them. Caroline Miller discusses ways that we can enhance our achievements with behaviors that support goal pursuit.