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How Catherine Bell Is Making People Smile Again At Work Using The Positive Psychology Toolkit

7 days ago, I got a heart-warming email from our toolkit member Catherine. It brought tears to my eyes. Why? Because I’m mostly sitting behind my laptop (and so is Hugo, the main developer of the toolkit), having no idea what kind of impact we’re making in the real world w
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Meet The 1st Person to Earn a Doctorate in Positive Psychology (Interview with Orin Davis, Ph.D.)

Welcome Orin Davis, you are the latest professional to join our team of developers of new positive psychology tools for the toolkit. What was your most important reason for joining? I noticed that it can take decades for research findings to develop into usable solutions, and I’m eage
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Johnathan Haidt: The Contributions of a Moral Psychologist and Rider of Elephants

“The image that I came up with for myself, as I marveled at my weakness, was that I was a rider on the back of an elephant. I’m holding the reins in my hands, and by pulling one way or the other I can tell the elephant to turn, to stop, or to go. I can direct things, but only when the
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Christopher Peterson: “Other People Matter”

18th February 1950 – 9th October 2012 “Chris’s favourite saying  was “other people matter‘ … that is how he lived his life” – Martin Seligman at Christopher Peterson Memorial.  This article contains: Background Research on Character Stre
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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: All About Flow & Positive Psychology (+PDF)

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Here’s a fun tr
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Dacher Keltner: Emotions in a Meaningful Life

“Emotions are signs of our commitment to others; emotions are encoded into our bodies and brains; emotions are our moral gut, the source of our most important moral intuitions.” – Dacher Keltner  Who is Dacher Keltner? Dacher Keltner is a social psychologist who has discerned ma
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Martin Seligman

Who is Martin Seligman and What Does He Do?

Martin Seligman is often called the “father of positive psychology“. He was born on August 12, 1942 in Albany, New York. Seligman used to be the director of the clinical training program of the university of Pennsylvania for 14 years. His work mostly regards the topics of
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Albert Bandura: Self Efficacy for Agentic Positive Psychology

Albert Bandura, aged 90, is one of the most well renowned living psychologists in the field of psychology, as well one of the most cited (Haggbloom et al., 2002). Throughout his career he has made significant contributions to all branches of psychology including social cognitive theor
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Help for the Helpers: A Caring Kick in the Ass from Louis Alloro

For nearly a decade, I’ve been working as a social entrepreneur in bringing positive psychology to the world – a practitioner in different iterations from an individual coach and organizational/leadership consultant, to working in a boutique firm with other coaches and consultants, as
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Interview With Johnny: Our 5 Inborn Gifts and Higher Self

Yesterday I posted a picture in our Facebook community of an organic restaurant menu here in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia called ‘Soma’ that contains what I call positive psychology interventions. In the menu, customers are invited to mindfully eat their food, to be grateful for it and to sa
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Adam Grant: How To Give and Take

Adam Grant is known as being both the youngest and the most popular full-time professor at the Wharton School. His popularity has gone far beyond educational institutions, as he managed to win accolades from Business Week and even Malcolm Gladwell. Apart from being one of the best wri
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Kate Hefferon: The Mind, The Body, And The Soul

Living in a world obsessed with the negative side of everything can result in a lot of derailments, including a general unhappiness in one’s life, a need for improvement that cannot seem to be fulfilled, and the inability to live life to the fullest. A sector of psychology exists toda
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Carol Dweck: The Woman Behind The Motivational Mindset Breakthrough

What is the determining factor that leads people to become successful? Is it merely hard work or being intellectually superior or talented in certain areas? According to world-renowned author and Professor Carol Dweck, it has more to do with the individual’s mindset or beliefs about t
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Alex Linley: Strength Finder and Social Entrepreneur

Alex Linley is the founder of the Center of Applied Positive Psychology, also known as CAPP, which focuses on spreading the word about strengths and their role in the field of positive psychology. Psychologist and Social Entrepreneur Alex Linley brings a lot to the table with his ambi
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Ryan Niemiec: Providing Strength(s) Around the World

Ryan Niemiec is licensed psychologist, researcher, author and a leader in the field of positive psychology. VIA Institute Dr. Niemiec is the Education Director of the VIA Institute on Character located in Cincinnati. This is a nonprofit that serves to teach people about positive psych
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David G. Myers: Christianity and Psychology

Dr. David Myers completed his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1967 and is now a Professor of Psychology at Hope College, Michigan. He is Seattle native and married his wife, Carol, in his undergraduate studies in Whitworth collage. He is also the father of two
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