Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 08/2017

mappalicious_news_digest_2017My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

Forbes: Two Reasons We Fail to Be Creative by Caroline Beaton


Mindful.org: Can Mindfulness Help Us Navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution? by Jamie Bristow


New Yorker: Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds by Elisabeth Kolbert


Greater Good Science Center: What Would Buddha Do About the Economy? by Jenara Nerenberg


The Positive Organization: The Power of an Organizing Image by Robert Quinn


Sciencer of Us: To Navigate a Challenge, Pretend You’re Giving Advice to a Friend by Brad Stulberg


Greater Good Science Center: Can You Change Your Personality? by Jill Suttie


Heleo: Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life, no author


Michigan Ross: The Business Case for Compassion, no author


Heleo: Why Bringing Compassion to Work is Good for Business, no author

My new TEDx talk: “Dare to Foster Compassion in Organizations”

I´m super happy. After my official TEDx premiere at TEDx Bergen/Norway in 2014 (How to be the architect of your own fortune), as of today, my second TEDx talk is available on YouTube. It was filmed at the very first edition of TEDx EBS late in 2016. EBS University (or European Business School Oestrich-Winkel) is one of the premier business schools in Germany and, coincidentally, the place where I obtained my Ph.D.

The talk is named “Dare to Foster Compassion in Organizations”. It draws on research by luminaries such as Jane Dutton, Monica Worline, Adam Galinsky, Laura Little, Jennifer Berdahl, and the late Peter Frost (and even though they are neither mentioned nor referenced on a slide explicitly, Esa Saarinen, Adam Grant, and Robert Quinn).

I hope you will enjoy the talk! And if you do, please consider sharing the news. Thank You!

If you are interested in a (sort of…) transcript of the talk: this was published here a while ago.

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 07/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: Rich People Literally See the World Differently by Drake Baer


American Management Association: Developing GRIT: How To Build Your Optimism And Drive Toward Success by Thomas Boyce


Fast Company: A Psychologist Finally Explains Why You Hate Teamwork So Much by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic


Harvard Business Review: If You Want to Motivate Employees, Stop Trusting Your Instincts by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic & Lewis Garrad


Harvard Business Review: Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive by Ryan Fuller & Nina Shikaloff


New York Magazine: A Strategy for Making Decisions You Won’t Regret by Cari Romm


New York Magazine: This Study on Altruistic Toddlers Will Make You Feel Better About the World by Cari Romm


Huffington Post: Healing Spaces: Expressing Values vs Being Political at Work by Chris White


Heleo: Embrace Authenticity: How to Break Free from the Tyranny of Positivity, no author


Knowledge@Wharton: You’re Happy and You Know It — Why You Probably Shouldn’t Show It, no author


In German

Capital: Zufriedenheit kann man lernen by Christina Berndt

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 06/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression by Drake Baer


New York Magazine: Everybody Discounts How Much Fun Matters for Their Next Job by Drake Baer


Psychology Today: Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain by Melanie Greenberg


Psychology Today: How Does Gratitude Enhance Trust? by Todd Kashdan


Psychology Today: Employee Engagement Is Declining, but Managers Can Help by Victor Lipman


Fast Company: These are the 5 things that are causing employees to burn out & what you can do about them by Gwen Moran


New York Magazine: The Contact Hypothesis Offers Hope for the World by Jesse Singal


New York Magazine: Seeking a Sense of Belonging in a Divisive Era by Emily Esfahani Smith


Time: The key to success is not having more by Scott Sonenshein


New York Magazine: The Curse of Being Too Passionate by Brad Stulberg

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 05/2017

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My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

Forbes: Are You Using Apple’s Secret Skill At Work? by Jessica Amortegui


Bakadesuyo: This Is How To Have A Happy Life: 4 Proven Secrets From Research by Eric Barker


Fast Company: When you really want something, you’re better off thinking you won’t get it by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic


New York Magazine: The 5 Personality Traits That Make for a Better Life by Melissa Dahl


New York Magazine: How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person by Cindy Lamothe


Huffington Post: Is Positive Psychology Still Relevant in 2017? (Interview with Prof. Barbara Fredrickson) by Michelle McQuaid


BBC: The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had by David Robson


New York Magazine: An Easy Way to Get Your Co-workers to Trust You More by Cari Romm


The Age: The science of being a hero by Annabel Stafford


Inc: 7 Ways to Stop Complaining and Feel Happier (Backed by Science) by Andrew Thomas

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 04/2017

mappalicious_news_digest_2017My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

Scientific American: Power of a Meaningful Life by Gareth Cook


New York Magazine: What Makes Your Life Meaningful? by Melissa Dahl & Allyson Young


Times HigherEd: Happiness expert advises UK’s first ‘positive university’ by Jack Grove


Center for Positive Organizations: Soft Skills Training Boosts Productivity by Greta Guest


BBC: How to be wiser by Claudia Hammond


Guardian: Quick steps to mindfulness: the running Treatment by William Pullen


The Positive Organization: Living on the Upward Spiral by Robert Quinn


The Federalist: These New Yorkers Rediscovered Meaning By Serving Their Neighbors by Emily Esfahani Smith


The Economist: Walk in your own shoes: The case for compassion, not empathy, no author


Science Daily: Where belief in free will is linked to happiness, no author

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 03/2017

mappalicious_news_digest_2017My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: For Social-Anxiety Disorder, Talk Therapy Is More Effective Than Pills by Drake Baer


New York Magazine: Neurotics Get an Extra Benefit From Being Extra Nice by Drake Baer


New York Magazine: People Learn More When They Have Fun at WorkPeople Learn More When They Have Fun at Work by Drake Baer


Greater Good Science Center: Are Your Happiness Goals Too High? by James Baraz


Psychology Today: The Psychology Of Professional Purpose: Follow Your Calling by Caroline Beaton


Fast Company: Why You Might Do Your Best Work When You Don’t Have A Boss by Rich Bellis


New York Magazine: You (and Your Therapist) Can Change Your Personality by Melissa Dahl


Scientific American: Which Personality Traits Are Most Predictive of Well-Being? by Scott Barry Kaufman


Wired: The science of touch: why physical contact can make you happier and more successful by Dacher Keltner


Guardian: How to escape the overthinking trap: stop judging yourself by Mark Rice-Oxley


Guardian: Friend zone: why we all long to belong by Emily Esfahani Smith