Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 40/2016

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

New York Magazine: A Smart Sense of Humor Helps People Survive Being Alive by Drake Baer

Bakadesuyo: This Is How To Unlock Meaning In Life: 4 Proven Secrets by Eric Barker

Greater Good Science Center: How to Teach Happiness at School by Ilona Boniwell

New York Times: Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility KJ Dell’Antonia

Harvard Business Reciew: How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders by Carol Dweck & Kathleen Hogan

Forbes: How To Train These Six Senses Of Happiness by Jessica Hagy

Psychology Today: The Subtle but Very Real Human Costs of Reorganizations by Victor Lipman

Psychology Today: The Science of Accomplishing Your Goals by Ralph Ryback

Psychology Today: The Top 3 Insights of Highly Innovative Leaders by Emma Seppälä

Creativity Post: You Can’t Clone Talent and Wisdom by Steve Tobak

Psychology Today: How Leaders Can Bring Calm to Chaotic Organizations by Ray Williams

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 23/2016

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

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


Positive Psychology News Digest | January – March (+130 Articles)

Mappalicious_Wordle_Q1_16Just in case you´ve missed some of my weekly updates – here are all the featured Positive Psychology-related articles from January to March 2016:

Time: The Most Inspiring Way to Be Happier and More Motivated by Eric Barker

New York Times: Don’t Grade Schools on Grit by Angela Duckworth

Harvard Business Review: 28 Years of Stock Market Data Shows a Link Between Employee Satisfaction and Long-Term Value by Alex Edmans

Tech.co: Study Finds Inner Kindness Is the Key to Success, Happiness by Cameron Glover (feat. Emma Seppälä)

Psychology Today: Why Is Happiness Fleeting? by Itai Ivtzan

The Atlantic: One Simple Phrase That Turns Anxiety Into Success by Olga Khazan

The Telegraph: Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists by Sarah Knapton

The Guardian: Three things you think will make you happier at work (but won’t) by Charlotte Seager

TLNT: Is A Happy Workplace One Of Your Core Values? by Ron Thomas

Fast Company: How To Design Happiness: Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences by Mark Wilson

Greater Good Science Center: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things by Summer Allen & Jeremy Adam Smith

Fortune: The Massive Difference between Negative and Positive Leadership by Bill George

Washington Post: Why smart people are better off with fewer friends by Christopher Ingraham

Psychology Today: Where does the Word “Mindfulness” come from? by Tim Lomas

Philly.com: Swarthmore colleagues, students choose to honor an expert (Barry Schwartz) on choices by Justine McDaniel

Greater Good Science Center: Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter? by Kira Newman

Huffington Post UK: World Happiness Report 2016 Update – Five Key Implications for Education by Frederika Roberts

Forbes: How To Be A Happier Human Being Even When You’re Failing by Brett Steenbarger

Time/Money: Watching cat videos at work could make you more productive by Martha White

Huffington Post: Why Governments Should Stay Out of the Happiness Business by Ruth Wippman

Greater Good Science Center: You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance by Christine Carter

New York Times: Denmark Ranks as Happiest Country; Burundi, Not So Much by Sewell Chan

Fulfillment Daily: Happiness at Work: Get a Big Boost from Small Frequent Pleasures by Ron Friedman

Psychology Today: How Can Positive Psychology Be More Open to the Negative? by Todd Kashdan

Psychology Today : Expectations, Dopamine and Louis CK by Alex Korb

Quartz: This four-letter word is the Swedish key to happiness at work by Anne Quito

Huffington Post (Education): Why Being Tired of Grit is Tiresome by Stuart Rhoden

Chicago Tribune: Stanford psychologist tells us how to fight workplace burnout by Nara Schoenberg

Intelligent HQ: Why is Positive Psychology So Misunderstood? by Ana Teresa Silva

New York Times: Rethinking the Work-Life Equation by Susan Dominus

Inc: 7 things remarkably happy people do every single day by Peter Economy

Slate: A whole field of psychology research may be bunk by Daniel Engber

Brookings: Some good news for International Women’s Day: Women are (usually) happier than men by Carol Graham

Harvard Business Review: How to practice mindfulness throughout your workday by Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter

Psychology Today: Positive Psychology: What Does “Positive” Mean? by Itai Ivtzan

Rewire Happiness: Transformative Technologies and Their Impact on Well-Being by Sophie Janicke

NPR: Is ‘Grit’ Doomed To Be The New Self-Esteem? by Anya Kamenetz

Washington Post: The worst kind of boss is not the one who’s always a jerk by Jena McGregor

Irish Times: Can you teach wellbeing? Martin Seligman thinks so by Ronan McGreevy

The Psych Report: The Paradoxes of Creativity: Sensitive Rockers, Mindful Daydreamers, and Celebrated Outcasts by Evan Nesterak

New York Times (Well): Why Doctors Care About Happiness by Danielle Ofri

Evening Standard: Older people are ‘happier in their late 60s’ by Hannah Al-Othman

PsyBlog: How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression by Jeremy Dean

Quartz: Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition by Vivian Giang

Positive Psychology News Daily: Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why? by Donna Hemmert

Inc: Want to Be Truly Happy? Harvard Researchers Say This Is the One Thing You Need by Bill Murphy Jr.

Wharton Knowledge: The New Success Track: Happiness by Emma Seppälä

Huffington Post UK: It is Time to Embrace Stress as a Mental Wellbeing Issue by Simon Stevens

Greater Good Science Center: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative by Jill Suttie

Fast Company: 7 ways turn your current job into your dream Job by Stephanie Vozza

New York Times: Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills by Kate Zernike

Washington Post: We all know exercise makes you live longer. But this will actually get you off the Couch by David Brown

Harvard Business Review: How to Build a Culture of Originality by Adam Grant

Psychology Today: Second Wave Positive Psychology: An Introduction by Tim Lomas

Think Advisor: Advisors in Pursuit of Happiness by Olivia Mellan

Psychology Today: Being Positive: It’s Not Mindfulness, It’s Savoring by Ryan Niemiec

Psychology Today: 4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams by Emma Seppälä

Psychology Today: The Hard Data on Self-Love and Why It Leads to Success by Emma Seppälä

MIT Technology Review: First Evidence for the Happiness Paradox: That Your Friends Are Happier than You Are, no author

Inc: 11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed by Travis Bradberry

Forbes: The Surprising Power Of Appreciation At Work by Chris Cancialosi

Greater Good Science Center: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life? by Elizabeth Hopper

New Yorker: How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova

Wall Street Journal: ‘Resilience’ skills help you remain positive and productive under stress by Laura Landro

Forbes: Amy Cuddy: How Leaders Can Be More Present In The Workplace by Dan Schawbel

Boston Globe: How nice bosses get ahead by Emma Seppälä

Washington Post: What people around the world mean when they say they’re happy by Ana Swanson

Psychology Today: Re-setting Your Happiness Set Point Part 1 | Part 2 by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Talent Management: 6 Resolutions for Career Happiness in 2016 by Dan Bowling

PsyBlog: 33 Surprisingly Simple Things That Make People Happiest by Jeremy Dean

NBC News: United Arab Emirates Names Official ‘Minister for Happiness’ by Alex Johnson

Scientific American: How to Be an Optimal Human by Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific American Mind: Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? by Scott Lilienfeld

The Guardian: Banish those midlife blues – the secret to happiness starts with one small step by Tracy McVeigh

Washington Post: The end of college rankings as we know them by Jeffrey Selingo

Washington Post: A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you by Emma Seppälä

Penn Current: Penn professor explores what it means to be positive by Michele Berger

Financial Times: Companies with a purpose beyond profit tend to make more money by Simon Caulkin

Greater Good Science Center: Five Ways to Put Self-Compassion into Therapy by Tim Desmond

Gizmodo: English is Surprisingly Devoid of Emotionally Positive Words by George Dvorsky

New York Times: How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off by Adam Grant

Psychology Today: Is It a Good Idea To Build on Signature Strengths? by Todd Kashdan

Scientific American: The Differences Between Happiness and Meaning in Life by Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychology Today: Can You Help Others Find Meaning In Their Work? by Michelle McQuaid

Cosmopolitan: 12 Ways to Feel Happier at Work – Yes, even at the job you hate by Judith Ohikuare

Psychology Today: The Surprising Link Between Compassion and Success by Emma Seppälä

Forbes: How To Light The Fire When You’re Burned Out by Brett Steenbarger

New York Times: You Are Stronger Than You (and Your Therapist) Think by Michael Bennett

Scientific American: The Science of Healing Thoughts by Gareth Cook

The Guardian: Is mindfulness making us ill? by Dawn Foster

Penn Current: Q&A with Scott Barry Kaufman by Lauren Hertzler

Stanford GSB: Should Employees Design Their Own Jobs? by Louise Lee

Fast Company: It takes more than just being a good person yourself to inspire ethical conduct in employees by David Mayer

Knowledge@Wharton: Why Compassion Serves You Better Than Self-interest by Emma Seppälä

Fast Company: The Surprising Link Between Compassion And Success by Emma Seppälä

Forbes: One Powerful Step That Can Turn Around Your Trading Psychology by Brett Steenbarger

Greater Good Science Center: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder by Jill Suttie

Quartz: The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point by Jenny Anderson

Harvard Business Review: Manage your Emotional Culture by Sigal Barsade & Olivia O’Neill

Harvard Business Review: We Learn More When We Learn Together by Jane Dutton & Emily Heaphy

New York Times: Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate by Adam Grant

Fulfillment Daily: The Surprising Benefit Of Going Through Hard Times by Carolyn Gregoire

PositiveSharing.com: The 5 most important findings from the science of happiness that apply at work by Alexander Kjerulf

Forbes: Mapping World Happiness And Conflict Through Global News And Image Mining by Kalev Leetaru

Psychology Today: The One Thing To Know About Happiness by Andrea Polard

Psychology Today: 6 Surefire Ways To Increase Your Charisma – Backed by Science by Emma Seppälä

New York Times: Having Friends Is Good for You, Starting in Your Teens by Nicholas Bakalar

Quartz: In our pursuit of happiness, Americans are losing sight of what actually makes us happy by Geoff Chang

Forbes: How To Bring Presence To Your Biggest Challenges by Paula Davis-Laack

Harvard Business Review: Income Inequality Makes Whole Countries Less Happy by Jan-Emmanuel De Neve &  Powdthavee Nattavudh

BPS Research Digest: Follow your heart – Having an unanswered calling in life is worse than having no calling at all by Alex Fradera

New York Magazine: How Expressing Gratitude Might Change Your Brain by Christian Jarrett

Washington Post: Your relationships are just as important to your health as diet and exercise by Elahe Izadi

Huffington Post: The science of happiness: Everything you need to know about the feeling we all crave by Jason March et al.

New York Times: ‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You by Tara Parker-Pope

Fast Company: Countries Do Get Happier When They Get Richer–But Only If They Share The Wealth by Ben Schiller

Wall Street Journal: Latest Game Theory: Mixing Work and Play by Rachel Emma Silverman

Greater Good Science Center: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever by Vicki Zakrzewski

Science Daily: Brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions, study shows, no author

New York Magazine: 3 Insights From a New Book About Creativity by Melissa Dahl

Psychology Today: 10 Questions to Help You Reflect on 2015 by Paula Davis-Laack

Harvard Business Review: Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

New York Times: How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity by Pagan Kennedy

Business Insider: A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness by Tanya Lewis

Greater Good Science Center: To Change Yourself, Change Your World by Kira Newman

Psychology Today: 3 Things Extraordinary Leaders Do by Emma Seppälä

Fulfillment Daily: The Joy of Imperfection: How Not to Drive Yourself and Others Nuts in 2016 by Mona Shah Joshi

Positive Psychology News Daily: Instead of a Resolution, Try a New Year Routine by Jan Stanley

Forbes: The Positive Psychology Of Job Interviewing by Brett Steenbarger

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10 more Blogs on Positive Psychology and adjacent You Need to Know

IMG_2317A while ago, I posted a list of 10 blogs on Positive Psychology and adjacent I frequently visit. Back then, I already said it was hard to limit the selection to only 10 sites. Therefore, here´s another curated list of cool Positive Psychology blogs. Share and enjoy!

Eric Barker writes Barking Up The Wrong Tree. He brings you science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life. His content has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine and Time Magazine.

The Greater Good Science Center at Berkeley (co-founded by Professor Dacher Keltner) “studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society”. They frequently publish articles by their own staff as well as guest articles by eminent researchers.

In their own words, The Creativity Post (co-founded by Scott Barry Kaufman) is “a non-profit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity, in all of its forms: from scientific discovery to philosophical debate, from entrepreneurial ventures to educational reform, from artistic expression to technological innovation – in short, to all the varieties of the human experience that creativity brings to life.”

The Center for Positive Organizations (staff includes Professors Jane Dutton, Kim Cameron, Robert Quinn, and Gretchen Spreitzer) based at the Ross School of Business (University of Michigan) seeks to “inspire and enable leaders to build high-performing organizations that bring out the best in people. We are a catalyst for the creation and growth of positive organizations.” They regularly publish articles by the aforementioned researchers and scholars in Positive Organizational Scholarship.

Paula Davis-Laack is a fellow Penn MAPP alum and writes a regular column called Pressure Proof about “strategies and stories for busy, complicated lives” on Psychology Today.

In their own words, The Pursuit of Happiness is a “group of psychologists, philosophers, educators, and web professionals dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge about happiness and depression prevention. We provide science-based information on life skills and habits needed to enhance well-being, build resilience against depression and anxiety, and pursue a meaningful life.” Professor Todd Kashdan is one of the contributors.

Happiness by Design is a column on Psychology Today by London School of Economics´ Professor Paul Dolan. It doesn’t update very often by the posts are cool to read.

Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. We want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more about the happiness of others. Sir Richard Layard is among the founders. They publish compelling pieces by top-tier Positive Psychology researchers and experts in their news section.

To my mind, Michael Tomoff is one of the few people who write stuff worth reading on Positive Psychology in German. His blog is called Was wäre wenn? (What if?).

The last one is a sort of honorable mention. The late Professor Christopher Peterson published an immensely insightful and oftentimes very funny Positive Psychology blog via Psychology Today called The Good Life. Even though it has not been updated ever since 2012 (for obvious reasons), I revisit it frequently for inspiration.