Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 38/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

NPR: Here’s How Schools Can Support Students’ Mental Health by Meg Anderson


Harvard Business Review: Why Leadership Training Fails—and What to Do About It by Michael Beer, Magnus Finnström & Derek Schrader


Psychology Today: Strengths at Work by Dan Collinson


Guardian: Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers? by Mo Costandi


NPR: Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives? by Richard Harris


Guardian: Why being a fake is bad for you by Stephen Joseph


Good News Network: Positive Psychology Students Learn by Giving Free Hugs on Campus by McKinley Korbley


New York Times: Want to Find Fulfillment at Last? Think Like a Designer by Steven Kurutz


Huffington Post: For Business Schools, Being Good is No Longer Good Enough by Dan LeClair


Psychology Today: What Does It Take to Be Happy? by David Ludden


Strategy+Business: How Well Do You Know the Story of You? by Eric McNulty


Fulfillment Daily: Why you shouldn’t set goals for success by Ray Williams

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 37/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

Harvard Business Review: The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs by Wayne Baker


Fast Company: 7 Science-Backed Steps To Take Before Quitting A Job That’s Burning You Out by Rachel Grumman Bender


Wall Street Journal: The More Cash People Have, the Happier They Are by Andrew Blackman


ERE Media: The Business Benefits Of Happy Employees by Karlyn Borysenko


Wall Street Journal: Get Your Children Good and Dirty by Brett Finlay & Marie-Claire Arrieta


New York Times: The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence by David Hambrick & Alexander Burgoyne


Greater Good Science Center: Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media? by Sophie Janicke


New York Times: Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job? by Michael Lind


Guardian: Could bad buildings damage your mental health? by Emily Reynolds


New York Times: Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good? by Amanda Ripley


Fast Company: 7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science by John Paul Titlow


Huffington Post: Three ways to work better together by Chris White


Heleo: Mastering the Art of Pre-suasion with Robert Cialdini, no author

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 36/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

CNN: Fall in love with a job you don’t even like, in three steps by David Allan


New York Magazine: You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How by Susan David


Wall Sreet Journal: Design Your Way to a Happier Life by Dave Evans & Bill Burnett


New York Times: Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness by Katie Hafner


BPS Research Digest: It’s possible to learn to be more optimistic by Christian Jarrett


Harvard Business Review: Don’t Let Power Corrupt You by Dacher Keltner


Psychology Today: Using Gratitude to Change Your Happiness Set Point by Laura Markham


The National: Can social media reveal happiness? by Christopher Pike


The Positive Organization: Purpose and Appreciation by Robert Quinn


New York Magazine: You Should Visualize Positive and Negative Outcomes More by Jesse Singal


Quartz: One Swedish town is conducting a giant social experiment to make its workers happier by Cassie Werber


Stanford GSB: Which Will Get You Further: Fitting In or Standing Out? by Eleine Zimmerman

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 35/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Times: Making Modern Toughness by David Brooks


New York Magazine: How to Motivate Your Employees: Give Them Compliments and Pizza by Melissa Dahl


Slate: Sad Face: Another classic finding in psychology—that you can smile your way to happiness—just blew up by Daniel Engber


Washington Post: Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama by Christopher Ingraham


Psychology Today: Is Positive Psychology Burning You Out by Michelle McQuaid


New York Times: Do You Believe in God, or Is That a Software Glitch? by Kate Murphy


Guardian: Hunting for hygge, a new ingredient in Denmark’s recipe for happiness by Richard Orange


Guardian: If you want to practise mindfulness, the garden is the place to be by Tom Smart


Psychology Today: How to Spot Authenticity by Stephen Joseph


ABC Australia: Gut health, mental wellbeing and immunity linked to outdoor play by Layla Tucak


Fast Company: What Happened When I Pretended To Be Outgoing For A Week by Stephanie Vozza

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Our Deepest Fear is…

Mann_in_Alu_kleinWe commonly think there are a lot of people out there that battle with a kind of fear of failure. And for a good reason. I assume this definitely is a condition that keeps a lot of people from living up to their full potential, be it in education, sports, business, and even love.

But what fascinates me even more – and has triggered some of my research efforts – is another kind of fear, the fear of success (or fear of happiness, please see this post for more detail on the concept). I seriously don’t know how many people suffer from this, but my estimate is: a heck of a lot of our fellow human beings.

On that note, I was deeply moved to (re-)discover a poem that is often attributed to Nelson Mandela but that was written by Marianne Williamson.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 34/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Times: Growing Older, Getting Happier by Nicholas Bakalar


Wall Street Journal: Why You Need Negative Feelings by Elizabeth Bernstein


Washington Post: Your Instagram feed can tell us if you’re depressed, study suggest by Ariana Eunjung Cha


New York Mag: You’re Not Supposed to Be Happy All the Time by Melissa Dahl


New York Mag: This Study Got People to Make Huge Life Decisions by Flipping a Coin by Flipping a Coin by Melissa Dahl


Psychology Today: Crazy Busy? What Would You Pay for an Hour of Calm? by Paula Davis-Laack


Greater Good Science Center: The Power of Forgiveness at Work by Brooke Deterline


Telegraph: Say hello to hygge: The Danish secret to happiness by Maria Lally


Inc: These 5 Powerful Daily Habits Will Make You a More Positive Person by Jessica Stillman


Fast Company: The Surprising Scientific Link Between Happiness And Decision Making by Laura Vanderkam


Economist: Believing is seeing: New technologies will make society richer by cultivating trust, no author

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