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PPND Passes One Million Page Views

written by Senia Maymin and Kathryn Britton 2 April 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.



We want to thank the readers of Positive Psychology News Daily.

On March 17, 2010, we received our one millionth page view. Chances are good that it was a person reading Marie-Josee’s article about Wellness as a Business Proposition.

Three Years of Positive Psychology News

What has happened in three years of PositivePsychologyNews.com, since we started operating on January 1, 2007?

  • Over 60 authors
  • Have written over 800 articles
  • on which people have posted more than 3000 comments.
  • One comment from a reader Rosie is: “As a wife and mother I routinely use  PPND philosophies in our home life – our fridge and bathroom mirrors host sayings of the week drawn from PPND……… and even more interestingly in my role as a  Partnership broker for a State Government I routinely use the … fundamental positive psychology principles and can testify to the positive effects and outcomes they enable. … I regard the PPND as a highlight of my working day and believe it should be mandatory reading! (if it wasn’t so against all the principles of positive psychology) … I look forward to a continued association with your website and I am  aiming to attend a PP conference !”

  • Articles are being announced and retweeted from @pospych. Please feel to use the recently added “retweet” button.
  • We published our first book:  Resilience: How to Navigate Life’s Curve’s, based entirely on past articles about resilience here on PPND.  We have 16 authors from 5 continents as authors of this book.  And we’re planning future books in the Positive Psychology News Series.

    Resilience Book Cover One reader writes about this book: “You’ve made the APE and ABCDE methods easy to follow and the authors offer a useful range of advice and perspectives. I’m particularly keen on the questions and answers. It’s an innovative and useful addition to the book. You are getting to issues I haven’t seen dealt with before. … I’ve bought three copies and given one to my daughter who is a counselor.”

    Karen Reivich provided this quotation for the back of the book, “This book is practical and uplifting. THe authors share engaging stories and concrete advice about how each of us can enhance our ability to thrive, no matter what life challenges us with. Personally it has been an honor to know and work with this wonderful group of people.”

    Two other readers have posted comments in Amazon.

  • A KEY point about Positive Psychology News Daily is that we are a research-based website. To this point, authors have
  • referenced over 300 books, providing links to Amazon in case you wish to purchase them (If you follow our links, we get a small affiliate fee that helps pay operating costs for the site.)
  • referenced articles from more than 120 different journals
  • For your viewing enjoyment, we have included over 2,000 images in the articles.
  • How Can You Find Your Way Around PPND?
    There are several ways to find old articles on interesting topics:

    • The calendar indexes for years 2007, 2008, 2009, and now 2010.
    • The image maps that form a reader’s guide to a wide range of topics.
    • The random posts at the bottom of the front page, where key images are shown for up 12 articles. Hover over an image to read the article title. Click on the image to read the article.
    • Google searches that can find information in both articles and comments.

    Who Reads Positive Psychology News Daily?

    • Our visitors come from 213 countries/territories.  You use more than 100 different languages.
    • Many people subscribe and read PPND articles that arrive via email. These aren’t counted in the 1 million page views. Since January 1, 2010, we’ve gotten nearly 700 new subscribers.
    • The articles that get the most comments have an applied bent.
    • Readers feel free to disagree with articles, ask questions, and bring up other ways of viewing things. That makes the site vibrant.

    In conclusion:

    1. Let us know what works best for you about Positive Psychology News Daily.
    2. And let us know what else you would love to see.


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    Gorge Vaillant 3 April 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Mazel Tov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    George Vaillant

    Elaine O'Brien 5 April 2010 - 8:20 pm

    Congratulations+. What a fabulous achievement; I love PPND and Senia, what a great generative Capstone realized! Thank you, Kathryn Britton, Denise Clegg, Timothy So, Margarita Tarragona, and all PPND writers worldwide for promoting the art, science and application of the emerging field of positive psychology with such grace, inclusiveness and scholarship. Happy Millionth; here’s to you!
    My best,
    Elaine O’Brien

    Marie-Josee Salvas Shaar 6 April 2010 - 12:36 pm

    Very happy to read the news as well, and what an honor if I was the happy author of the article of that millionth view! 🙂

    I’d like to echo Elaine in thanking all those who make this site possible, including editors, authors, translators, readers and researchers on whose work all articles are based. It’s a great thing to all share in this journey!

    Very best,


    Kathryn Britton 6 April 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the exclamation with all the points after it, George.

    Thank you Elaine, for your words, “art, science, and application.” That’s a great way to think about what we’re trying to do here. Art for the stories that stick in people’s memories, science for the evidence that supports the stories, application for the bridge between theory and practice.

    Unfortunately we don’t have the granularity of site tracking to know who had the 1 millionth view, nor what he/she was looking at. But your article is the most likely, Marie-Josee, and very fitting it is.

    A lot of people have put energy into this site, and I thank them all.



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