Positive Psychology Program

Is Grit the New It? Developing Your Passion and Practicing Perseverance

05 Sep 2016
Have you ever seen someone—maybe a dancer or basketball player—demonstrate amazing ability in their field and assumed that they’re gifted with an innate talent that only a few people possess? If you’re like most people, you answered “yes.” People are enamored with th
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Martin Seligman

Seligman’s Response to Shaw’s ‘The Psychologists Take Power’

01 Apr 2016
Martin Seligman submitted his response to a Feb. 25, 2016, article published in the New York Review of Books: In her defamatory article, “The Psychologists Take Power,” Tamsin Shaw seeks to portray me as aiding and abetting torture. I strongly disapprove of torture and I h
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The great Positive Psychology conspiracy

The Great Positive Psychology Conspiracy: A Response to Shaw

01 Apr 2016
In 1789 the French physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin famously opposed the death penalty citing the brutal and often botched methods of execution of his day. Guillotin asked for a more humane approach, with the long-term hope of abolishing the death penalty. Just imagine his horror at
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critiques and critisism of positive psychology ippa world congress

Critiques and Criticisms of Positive Psychology at the WCPP2015

27 Jun 2015
Some of the greatest minds within the field of positive psychology met to discuss its critiques and criticism at the World Conference of Positive Psychology.  If you were not in attendance, this article is for you.  You’ll find all of them categorized and listed below. Panel mem
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