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
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one more: from NPR news.
A Brighter Outlook Could Translate To A Longer Life
December 7, 2016 • This study doesn’t prove that optimism actually causes better health or postpones death. But it joins a growing body of evidence suggesting that they’re fellow travelers.