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This Emotional Life Starts January 4

written by Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton 4 January 2010

Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton are the senior editors of PositivePsychologyNews.com. Together they have edited two books in the Positive Psychology News series: Resilience: How to Navigate Life's Curves and Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life's Gifts. Kathryn co-edited the third book in the series, Character Strengths Matter, with Shannon Polly. Their co-authored articles are here.

Senia Maymin, MAPP '06, is the coauthor of Profit from the Positive. Maymin is an executive coach to entrepreneurs and CEOs. Her PhD is in organizational behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Full Bio. Her solo articles are here and her articles with Margaret Greenberg are here.

Kathryn Britton, MAPP '06 also co-authored Smarts and Stamina on using positive psychology principles to build strong health habits. Blog. Full bio. Her solo articles are here.

Dan Gilbert

Dan Gilbert

PBS is airing a documentary this week entitled “This Emotional Life” hosted by Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness. “In the course of this series, we’re going to look at the human journey toward happiness. We’re going to do this by talking to scientists who study human nature from the level of the neuron to the level of the neighborhood.” Click here for the rest of the preview.


It’s a six-hour documentary that’s been in progress for over two years. It will run Monday-Wednesday (Jan 4-6th) at 9pm in most places in the United States and Canada. Check the time in your local area.

Monday: Families, Friends & Lovers
Tuesday: Facing Our Fears
Wednesday: Rethinking Happiness

The Wednesday segment, “Rethinking Happiness” segment features Ed Diener, Martin Seligman, Chris Peterson, and Sonja Lyubomirsky.

The producers asked Senia Maymin to demonstrate some positive psychology skills, so there is a two-minute clip of her coaching someone.

We think you will enjoy all three evenings.

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