Positive Psychology News Digest April – June | +130 Articles 

Did you miss any of my weekly Positive Psychology news digests over the last three months? Don’t worry, I got you covered. Here are all the news articles I collected over the last 120 days. Share and enjoy!

Center for Positive Organizations: Understanding positive business: Learning how to lead by Sue Ashford


Economist: Your employees wish you were emotionally intelligent by Natalie Baker


Center for Positive Organizations: Respectful engagement cultivates higher levels of creativity by Jane Dutton et al.


Psychology Today: The Shortcut to Finding Pleasure from Pain by Todd Kashdan


Huffington Post (Lifestyle): Simplicity, Free Time and Pursuing Your Passions by Taylor Kreiss


The Positive Organization: The Power of Self-Change via Robert Quinn


Vox: How scientists fell in and out of love with the hormone oxytocin by Brian Resnick


New York Times: The Keys to Happiness by Victoria Shannon


Forbes: Living Life With Renewed Energy: The Purpose Of Purpose by Brett Steenbarger


Huffington Post: 6 Quick Steps for Finding Your Company’s Authentic Purpose by Vic Strecher


Bakadesuyo: How To Be More Confident: 3 Secrets Backed By Research by Scott Barker


Fast Company: The Secret To Making Anxiety Work In Your Favor by Amy Cuddy


Sisu Lab: What’s Your 4-Minute Mile? by Emilia Lahti


Washington Post: Why this Wharton wunderkind wants leaders to replace their intuition with evidence by Jena McGregor


Fast Company: How to identify and get rid of the hidden beliefs that could be holding you back by Gwen Moran


Washington Post: The surprisingly easy way to reduce your anxiety by Amy Ellis Nutt


Guardian: Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it by Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh


New York Times: Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success by Julie Scelfo


Harvard Business Review: Good Bosses create more Wellness than Wellness plans do by Emma Seppälä


Forbes: Becoming The Kind Of Leader You Would Want To Follow by Brett Steenbarger


Science Daily: Can money buy happiness? maybe, if you spend it according to your personality type, no author


Sydney Morning Herald: The pursuit of happiness (at work) by James Adonis


Quartz: Schools are finally teaching what kids need to be successful in life by Jenny Anderson


Quartz: Happiness is the new GDP by Livia Gershon


Today: Happiness fueled by relationships, work, something ‘larger than self’ by Susan Donaldson James


WEC: Is “Psychological Danger” killing your team’s performance? by Lauren Joseph


Fast Company: Here’s why your idea of success might be making you miserable by David Mayer


Psychology Today: What the Best CEOs on Earth Do Better by Emma Seppälä


Psychology Today: The Kafka Effect by Nick Tasler


Atlantic: Is Grit Overrated? by Jerry Useem


London Business School: Non-financial assets key to 100-year-life, no author


Guardian: How less stuff could make us happier – and fix stagnation by Katie Allen


New York Magazine: How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running by Melissa Dahl


Psychology Today: 7 Stress Relief Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less by Paula Davis-Laack


PsyBlog: The Emotion That ‘Vaccinates’ Us Against Impulsiveness and Poor Self-Control by Jeremy Dean


Atlantic: Harvard Just Launched a Center for Happiness by James Hamblin


Fast Company: The three rules of behavioral economics that can lead to success by David Hoffeld


Harvard Business Review: When economic Growth doesn’t make Countries happier by Selin Kesebir


Atlantic: The Three Types of Happiness by Olga Khazan


Atlantic: Why so many smart people aren’t happy by Joe Pisnker


Inc: Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning by Chris Winfield


Bakadesuyo: What seven factors make companies more productive and employees happier? via Eric Barker


New York Times: ‘Grit,’ by Angela Duckworth by Judith Shulevitz


Guardian: How to be happy: follow these five easy steps by Emma Cook


CNN: Why millennials struggle for success by Angela Duckworth


Fast Company: Why innovative companies like Google are letting employees craft their own jobs by Vivian Giang


Greater Good Science Center: How Positive Media Can Make Us Better People by Sophie Janicke


Ideas.TED: 7 lessons about finding the work you were meant to do by Kate Torgovnick May


Positive Psychology News Daily: How to Have a Good Day by Lisa Sansom


Forbes: The Solution Focus: Turning Positive Psychology Into Your Positive Psychology by Brett Steenbarger


Fast Company: Four myths most bosses believe about employee engagement by Stephanie Vozza


Guardian: Is grit the true secret of success? by Paula Cocozza


Quartz: The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy by Bell Beth Cooper


New York Magazine: Don’t Believe the Hype About Grit, Pleads the Scientist Behind the Concept by Melissa Dahl


NPR: How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success by Tara Haelle


Scientific American: Review of ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ by Scott Barry Kaufman


Greater Good Science Center: Why Do We Feel Awe? by Dacher Keltner


Atlantic: Self-esteem doesn’t work. Try self-compassion instead by Olga Khazan


Greater Good Science Center: Happy People Don´€™t Need to Feel Superior by Kira M. Newman


The Positive Organization: Adaptive Confidence by Robert Quinn


New York Magazine: You Could Probably Lift a Car, If You Really Needed To by Cari Romm


Harvard Business Review: Creative Job Titles Can Energize Workers, no author, yet feat. Adam Grant


New Yorker: The Glossary of Happiness by Emily Anthes


L.A. Times: Research backs relationship between health, happiness by Patrice Apodaca


Medical Daily: Improving Mental Health And Wellbeing: How E-mail Exercises Boost Confidence, Gratitude by Lecia Bushak


Big Think: Want to Be Your Authentic Self? Get to Know Your Beliefs, Values, and Abilities by Amy Cuddy


Quartz: Neuroscience confirms that to be truly happy, you will always need something more by Olivia Goldhill


Washington Post: Why Angela Duckworth thinks “gritty” leaders are people to emulate by Jena McGregor


Guardian: Five things companies can do to boost employee happiness by Harriet Minter


Time: Your brain will age better if you do this by Alexandra Sifferlin


Greater Good Science Center: Living with a Purpose Changes Everything by Jill Suttie


Quartz: Harvard researchers have isolated a key to happiness, and Iceland is helping them test it by Cassie Werber


Edge: Misunderstanding Positive Emotion by June Gruber


Scientific American: A Self-Improvement Secret: Work on Strengths by Lauren Howe


NPR: MacArthur ‘Genius’ Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit by Anya Kamenetz


Smithsonian: If grit breeds success, how can I get grittier? by Emily Matchar


Psych Central: When Grit Falls Short by Robert McGrath


Huffington Post: A Quick Daily Writing Practice That’s Proven to Make You Happier by Izzy McRae


Quartz: Scarcity mindset is a great way to suck creativity and visionary thinking out of your life by Camille Ricketts


Guardian: Money can’t buy happiness? That’s just wishful thinking by Ruth Whippman


Fulfillment Daily: The Rise of toxic Leaders and what to do about it by Ray Williams


Center for Positive Organizations: Logitech named winner of 2016 Positive Business Project, no author


Center for Positive Organizations: Time to overcome your skepticism – Positive business is the future of capitalism, no author


PsyBlog: The Advantage of Being Overconfident And Self-Deluded by Jeremy Dean


Live For Live Music: Why Some People Get ‘Skin-Gasms’ While Listening To Music by Kendall Deflin


Seth Godin´s Blog: The possibility of optimism (the optimism of possibility)


Huffington Post: 8 great things that happen when you practice self-compassion by Lindsay Holmes


NPR: Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret Of Health? by Ina Jaffe


Elle: 10 Countries That Actually Want Their Citizens to Have Better Lives by Michael Sebastian


Harvard Business Review: Happy Workplaces can also be Candid Workplaces by Emma Seppälä and Kim Cameron


Positive Organization: The Emergence of Organization Whisperers by Robert Quinn


Positive Organization: Positive Emotions and Positive Culture by Robert Quinn


Harvard Business Review: Stop Comparing Management to Sports by Freek Vermeulen


Science Daily: Professor’s new study emphasizes the impact of leaders’ language: Top-tier research shows clearly stated company values can have a profound effect on overall success, no author


Sloan Management Review: What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless by Catherine Bailey & Adrian Madden


Bakadesuyo: FOMO: This Is The Best Way To Overcome Fear Of Missing Out by Eric Barker


Harvard Business Review: How leaders can let go without losing control by Mark Bonchek


New York Times: Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient by Angela Duckworth


New York Times: Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ Is Terrible Advice by Adam Grant


Fast Company: Poverty can alter your DNA so you’re at greater risk for depression by Jessica Leber


New York Magazine: To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You Miserable by David Marchese


Fast Company: Resilient teams can deal with challenges because they have built these skills by Gwen Moran


Harvard Business Review: Why Rich People Aren’t as Happy as They Could Be by Raj Raghunathan


New York Times: Using Meditation to Help Close the Achievement Gap by Norman Rosenthal


Psychology Today: In Defense of Authenticity and Being Yourself by Mark White


APA Excellence: Workplace Well-being Linked to Senior Leadership Support, New Survey Finds, no author


Psychological Science: Genetic Variations Linked with Social and Economic Success, no author


Wall Street Journal: Steps to turn off the nagging self-doubt in your head by Elizabeth Bernstein


PsyBlog: 4 Personality Traits That Affect How Long You Will Live by Jeremy Dean


Psychology Today: How Trauma Can Lead to Positive Change by Susanna Halonen


ERE Media: Building A Positive Culture In An Atmosphere of Fear by Derek Irvine


Psychology Today: Can Too Much Meaning at Work Be Harmful? by Michelle McQuaid


Inc: This is the Secret Sauce for Happy Employees by Shawn Murphy


The Positive Organization: On Being Other-Focused by Robert Quinn


The Positive Organization: The Power of Authenticity by Robert Quinn


Atlantic: How Kids Learn Resilience by Paul Tough


Harvard Business Review: Lessons from Companies That Put Purpose Ahead of Short-Term Profits by Andrew White


Psychology Today: What Would a Happiness Potion Do for You? by Michael Bishop


Positive Prescription: 7 Ways to make your Day a little bit better by Samantha Boardman


Guardian: The secret to happiness is all in your head by Julianne Chiaet


Greater Good Science Center: What Are Your Happiness Strengths and Weaknesses? by Tchiki Davis


Fast Company: You should probably compare yourself to others more, not less by David Mayer


Time Money: Empathy is the hottest trend in leadership by Denver Nicks


The Positive Organization: The Transformative Power of Purpose by Robert Quinn


The Smart Set: The Positive Psychology of Metal Music by Christine Ro


Time Health: Forgiving other people is good for your health by Alexandra Sifferlin


Greater Good Science Center: Can You Incentivize Generosity? by Jill Suttie


Penn LPS: Alumni Stories, no author


Wall Street Journal: Why Doing Nothing Is So Scary–and So Important by Samantha Boardman


BPS Research Digest: What makes our work meaningful? Do bosses really make it meaningless? by Alex Fradera


Harvard Business Review: Stop Making Gratitude All About You by Heidi Grant Halvorson


London Entrepreneurship Review: Sisu – The Hidden Driver of An Entrepreneur by Terence Mauri


Guardian: Referendums are supposed to make people happy. Why are even leave voters upset? by Anna Petherick


Psychology Today: What Would Democratic Socialism Mean for America? by Benjamin Radcliff


Atlantic: Why Managers Are So Bad at Recognizing Good Ideas by Rebecca Rosen


NPR: Personality Can Change Over A Lifetime, And Usually For The Better by Christopher Soto


Greater Good Science Center: How Music Bonds Us Together by Jill Suttie


Psychology Today: The Making of a Mindful Leader by Ray Williams

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