Now in its 8th year, I’m happy to share my observations of the best movies using the science of positive psychology as a lens. In other words, if researchers/practitioners in positive psychology were the ones to give out Oscars for the best films, this is what they might say.
What ignites you? For almost all of us, there was someone special who was part of that process – a person who lit the spark or fanned the flame, and suddenly we were burning brightly. Jeanne Nakamura and I developed a theoretical model of how mentors can enable protégés to make the most of having a good mentor. This has implications for empowering others to find and use their passions.