Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 52/2016

nico_new_year_2017Happy New Year to everybody!

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

New York Magazine: Success Depends on Your Personality More Than IQ by Drake Baer

New York Magazine: The 4 ‘Spaces’ Cities Need to Make People Happier by Drake Baer

New York Magazine: What Good Is Hope? by Drake Baer

Positive Prescription: Looking for Purpose? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions by Samantha Boardman

Huffington Post: Helping others is the key to longevity, study finds by Carolyn Gregoire

Greater Good Science Center: What Will the Theme of Your Life Be in 2017? by Kira Newman

New York Magazine: To Feel More Productive, Take a Break to Do Something Selfless by Cari Romm

New York Magazine: In 2017, Pursue Meaning Instead of Happiness by Esfahani Smith & Jennifer Aaker

Psychology Today: Applying Psychological Science to Meet Your Goals by Erlanger Turner

CNN: How to become more optimistic, no author

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 51/2016

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

Bakadesuyo: Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong by Eric Barker

Guardian: Why time management is ruining our lives by Oliver Burkeman

Scientific American: One Skeptical Scientist’s Mindfulness Journey by Scott Barry Kaufman

New York Times: What the West Can Learn From Japan About the Cultural Value of Work by John Lanchester

Psychology Today: Why Wellbeing Is Harder Than It Looks by Michelle McQuaid (Interview with Peggy Kern)

Gallup: The Damage Inflicted by Poor Managers by Marco Nink & Jennifer Robison

Big Think: Compassion Is Weaved Throughout Our Nervous System, Researchers Have Found by Philip Perry

Fast Company: Try This Exercise In Radical Empathy To Minimize Conflict by Elisabeth Segran

CCARE: A Compassionate Resolution for this Season by Monica Worline & Jane Dutton


Hardiness: How to run 50 Marathons in 50 Days

lahti_sisuIf you’ve visited Mappalicious in the past, you might have encountered Emilia Lahti, a fellow Penn Mappster from Finland. Currently, she’s in the process of writing her Ph.D. on Sisu, which is a Finnish word for the concept of strong determination and hardiness in the face of severe adversity. It´s an integral part of the Finnish culture and belongs to a set of untranslatable words that researcher Tim Lomas has written about.

Now, ever so often research is actually me-search. Emilia is a victim of domestic abuse and has started a project to raise awareness around this crucial issue. In 2017, she’s going to run 1,500 miles across New Zealand in 50 days – that’s roughly a marathon per day. She will perform this outstanding feat to support her initiative “Sisu not Silence”. If you´d like to find out more about this and maybe even donate, you can learn more here.

Today, Emilia was featured in an awesome video on NowThis. Go have a look…


Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 50/2016

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

New York Magazine: Why Danes Think They’re Always The Happiest Country by Drake Baer

The Week: 4 ways to bring more meaning into your life by Eric Barker

Guardian: Are you too old to find success? by Oliver Burkeman

Atlantic: Praise is a consolation prize (about Carol Dweck’s work in growth mindset) by Christine Gross-Loh

Atlantic: Awesomeness Is Everything by Matthew Hutson

Guardian: Happiness depends on health and friends, not money, says new study by Phillip Inman

Washington Post: Leaders are more powerful when they’re humble, new research shows by Ashley Merryman

Psychology Today: Want Your Work to Flourish? Link Strengths and Goals by Ryan Niemiec

New York Magazine: To Be More Productive, First Figure Out Your Productivity Style by Cari Romm

Science Daily: People’s energy in the workplace is key to staff retention, no author

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 49/2016

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

Greater Good Science Center: Is Your Empathy Determined by Your Genes? by Summer Allen

Psychology Today: The Happy Brain by Mark Banschick

Wall Street Journal: The perils of empathy by Paul Bloom

New York Times: How to Choose Happiness by Marie Kondo

Redlands Daily Facts: President Obama — our positive psychologist-in-chief: Guest commentary by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Gallup: What Strengths Tell Us About Men and Women by Jane Miller and Amy Adkins

Creativity Post: 3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science by Emma Seppälä

Greater Good Science Center: Would the World Be Better Off without Empathy? by Jill Suttie

USA Today: Key to money happiness may be in how you spend it by Russ Wiles

Positive.News: Why now is the time for serious optimism by Seán Dagan Wood

Atlantic: Self-Control Is Just Empathy With Your Future Self by Ed Yong

Heleo: Beyond Grit: The Science of Creativity, Purpose, and Motivation (feat. Angela Duckworth & Adam Grant), no author