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A New Movie and a Last Call (includes Sponsored Link)

written by Editor K.H.B. 11 March 2016

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Now for something different.

What Exactly Is Positive Psychology?

Here’s what Lesley Lyle and Dan Collinson, leaders of The Positive Psychology People, say about this question.

“When we talk about positive psychology and The Positive Psychology People, we are often asked questions such as, ‘What is positive psychology?’, ‘Isn’t that just positive thinking?’ or ‘That’s just about happiness, isn’t it?’ Then we spend time explaining what this wonderful subject is really all about.”

“Sometimes people haven’t even heard of positive psychology!”

“We thought it would be useful to have a video explaining what positive psychology is and who better to ask than the leading names in the field of positive psychology. So, we made some calls on Skype and asked the question, ‘What exactly is positive psychology?'”

“The following video is a recording of the responses of twenty people who allowed us to record their unrehearsed and unscripted responses. The video quality is limited by the internet connections as we spoke to people across the world. We hope you enjoy watching and find interesting and we’d really love to hear your thoughts and opinion on the subject too. Please share this with others so that more people hear about the fantastic field of positive psychology!”

Click here to see the video.

Here’s the list of the speakers in the video. For the ones who have also written for Positive Psychology News, links to their articles are provided.

  • Dr Acacia Parks, Assistant Psychology Professor, Hiram University
  • Dr Robert Biswas-Diener, Happiness Researcher & Coach
  • Dr David Cooperider, The Fairmount-Santrol Professor of Appreciative Inquiry, Cape Western Reserve University & Honorary Chair of the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry Stiller School of Business, Champlain College
  • Dr Jane Dutton, Business Professor, Michigan Ross. Kathryn Britton’s review of her latest book, How to Be a Positive Leader is here.
  • Tal Ben-Shahar, an American and Israeli teacher, and writer in the areas of positive psychology and leadership. Amanda Horne reviewed one of his books, The Pursuit of Perfect, here. Her article contains links to his other books.
  • Dr Angela Duckworth, Associate Professor, Penn University. Her new book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, will be published on May 3.
  • Dr Ryan Niemiec, Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character. He authors annual articles about positive movie awards.
  • Caroline Adams Miller MAPP, Positive Psychology Coach. The first chapter of her upcoming book, Authentic Grit, is available here.
  • Dr Itai Ivtzan, Positive Psychology Lecturer, University of East London
  • Professor Alex Linley, CEO CAPP & Jobmi. Timothy So’s interviews with Alex Linley appear here and here.
  • Michelle McQuaid MAPP, Strengths Coach & Wellbeing Teacher
  • Dr Paul Wong, Founder and President of Meaning-Centred Couselling Institute
  • Lisa Sansom MAPP, LVS Consulting
  • Dr Tim Lomas, Lecturer of Positive Psychology at University of East London
  • Dr Bob Quinn, Professor of Management & Organisations, Michigan Ross University
  • Kathryn Britton MAPP, Theano Coaching LLC
  • Braco Pobric, Leader & Happiness Expert
  • Dr Matthew Smith, Co-course leader on MAPP, Bucks New University
  • Dr Lynn Soots, Adjunct Professor, Chaminade University
  • Dr Piers Worth, Co-course leader on MAPP, Bucks New University

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