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More reading opportunities: An Op Ed and Blogs

written by Editor K.H.B. December 3, 2008

If you are struggling with post-election letdown or just pondering what comes next, check out Barbara Fredrickson’s op ed, Keep stoking the positivity: Our future depends on it. She invites you to add comments, suggestions, and questions.

Barbara intends to start a blog around the time that her book, Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive, is published next spring. Here’s the site for the book.

Speaking of blogs, here are some from outstanding researchers in the field of positive psychology:

Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson

The Good Life: Positive psychology and what makes life worth living by Christopher Peterson, Ph.D., author of A Primer in Positive Psychology

The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., author of The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want

Psychology Today maintains a collection of blogs on happiness by researchers.


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Christine Duvivier December 3, 2008 - 2:37 pm


I heard you speak about your “on the run” work and just now had a chance to look at your poster. Congratulations on some fascinating work– you clearly made great progress wtih these groups and this organization. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I was particularly struck by your note that shifting to a strengths focus (vs. weakness) was hard for people– I find that too. Relatively easy (with guidance) in the moment, but harder to accept/do in the day-to-day of organization life. But well worth pursuing as we know.

Thanks for your post,

Susana Gallardo December 6, 2008 - 4:13 pm

Thanks for the references. It’s nice to finally be applying positive psychology to some positive political change!


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