Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 14/2017

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

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Penn News: Penn Researcher Awarded $2.5 Million to Study Well-being Effects of the Arts and Humanities by Michele Berger & Katherine Unger Baillie


New York Times: Turning Negative Thinkers Into Positive Ones by Jane Brody


Quartz: Knowing when to quit is as important as having grit by Susan David


Atlantic: How Loneliness Begets Loneliness by Olga Khazan


Fast Company: Want To Be Happier And More Successful? Learn To Like Other People by David Mayer


Psychology Today: Having a Religion Doesn’t Help You, But Practicing One Does by Ryan Niemiec


Psychology Today: Presidents and the Pursuit of Happiness by Benjamin Radcliff


New York Times: Check This Box if You’re a Good Person by Rebecca Sabky


Harvard Business Review: Meaningful Work Should Not Be a Privilege of the Elite by Richard Straub & Julia Kirby


Harvard Business Review: 6 Ways to Look More Confident During a Presentation by Kasia Wezowski

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 11/2017 (World Happiness Day Ed.)

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

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Forbes: Steal Tesla’s Strategy For Growing Grit by Jessica Amortegui


Fast Company: Why A Happy Career Can Still Feel Unfulfilling by Marc Crowley


Inc: Science Says Happier People Are Raised by Parents Who Do This 1 Thing by Jeff Haden


Sloan Management Review: The Smart Way to Respond to Negative Emotions at Work by Christine Pearson


Harvard Business Review: Pressure Doesn’t Have to Turn into Stress by Nicholas Petrie


GretchenRubin.com: For the International Day of Happiness: The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned About Happiness by Gretchen Rubin


Greater Good Science Center: Is the Placebo Effect More Powerful Than We Think? by Alex Shashkevich


Greater Good Science Center: How to Awaken Compassion at Work by Jill Suttie


Greater Good Science Center: What Positive Leadership is Not by Chris White


Huffington Post: The World Is Waking Up To The Importance Of Happiness by Mark Williamson


Guardian: I ❤ you: meet the NYU professor whose love course is becoming a phenomenon by Paul Willis

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


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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. 01/2017

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

New York Times: The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking by Lesley Alderman


New York Magazine: Living With Purpose Yields a Longer Life and Higher Income by Drake Baer


Guardian: From Groundhog Day to … Raging Bull? – films to inspire and uplift by Peter Bradshaw


New York Magazine: Small Things to Remember to Change Your Life for the Better by Melissa Dahl


Fast Company: How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017 by Lydia Dishman


Greater Good Science Center: What Does a Compassionate Workplace Look Like? by Nir Eyal & Monica Worline


Harvard Business Review: To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion by Christopher Germer


Psychology of Wellbeing: The Law of Diminishing Returns, Applied by Jeremy McCarthy


Fast Company: 10 Science-Backed Ways To Be More Positive In 2017 by Gwen Moran


Inc: 5 things science learned about happiness last year by Jessica Stillman


Greater Good Science Center: How to Reduce Rudeness in the Workplace by Jill Suttie


Wharton Knowledge: Why Mental Bandwidth Could Explain the Psychology Behind Poverty, no author