Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 12/2017

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent Topics from (roughly) the last seven days.
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New York Times: Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers by Susan Cain


City AM: International Day of Happiness: 10 things to do to ensure you live a happy life by Nina Edy


NPR: Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? by Anya Kamenetz


Wall Street Journal: Medical School Seeks to Make Training More Compassionate by Lucette Lagnado


New York Magazine: Seeking Emotional Moderation in an Age of Extremes by Cindy Lamothe


NPR: Is Happiness A Universal Human Right? by Tania Lombrozo


Greater Good Science Center: Five Ways Feeling Good Can Be Bad for You by Kira Newman


Heleo: To Find Your Passion, Take the Saturday Morning Test by Neil Pasricha


New York Magazine: Use This Technique to Make Bad Memories Feel More Meaningful by Cari Romm


Psychology Today: Are Resilient People Delusional? by Nick Tasler


Washington Post: The World Happiness Report is out and the U.S. has fallen. Sad! by Amy Wang

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. 09/2017

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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: Weirdly, Success Is About Thinking You’re Not That Successful by Drake Baer


Huffington Post: 9 Traps You Fall Into That Limit Your Happiness by Travis Bradberry


Industry Week: GDP is Dead. Long Live ‘Happiness’GDP is Dead. Long Live ‘Happiness’ by Aturo Bris


Globe and Mail: A practical alternative to ‘following your passion’ by Peter Caven


Inc: This 75-Year Harvard Study Found the 1 Secret to Leading a Fulfilling Life by Melanie Curtin


Psychology Today: What’s the Difference Between Optimism and Hope? by Utpal Dholakia


Atlantic: How to Find Meaning in the Face of Death by Emily Esfahani Smith


Greater Good Science Center: What Words Do You Associate with Happiness? by Kira Newman


The Hill: Prevent the incivility of the election from infiltrating the workplace by Christine Porath


Psychology Today: Why Money Matters for Meaning by Clay Routledge

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

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

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

Positive Psychology News Digest | October – December 2016

mappalicious_news_oct_dec_17My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from the last three months.

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


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


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


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


New York Magazine: It’s Possible to Train Yourself to Be More Optimistic by Drake Baer


Bakadesuyo: 4 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Productive by Eric Barker


APA: Motivate Employees By Supporting Their Autonomy by Christopher Budnick


Psychology Today: Thinking Errors in Depression by Neil Burton


Greater Good Science Center: How to Only Do Things You Actually Want to Do by Christine Carter


Psychology Today: How to Remain Optimistic Through Change by Susanna Halonen


Quartz: Can money buy happiness? by Catherine Jansson-Boyd


Psychology Today: Is Positive Psychology Proven? (Interview with my Capstone advisor Margaret “Peggy” Kern) by Michelle McQuaid


Harvard Business Review: How to Bring Mindfulness to Your Company’s Leadership by Megan Reitz & Michael Chaskalson


New York Magazine: To Be Happier, Do One Creative Thing Every Day by Cari Romm


Greater Good Science Center: Why Is It So Hard to Make Positive Changes? by Jill Suttie


Guardian: Reasons to be cheerful: how putting other people first will make you happy by Dan Ariely


New York Magazine: The Chinese Word for Anger Shows the Best Way to Get Mad by Drake Baer


Guardian: Why rewards can backfire by Oliver Burkeman


Science for Work: Trust: does it impact team performance… or not? by Wendy Hirsch


Psychology Today: Can We Simplify Wellbeing? (Interview with Aaron Jarden) by Michelle McQuaid


Psychology Today: The Impostor Syndrome and How To Handle It by Adam Molinsky


World Economic Forum: Do you trust your boss? Your answer may depend on where you live by Joe Myers


Wall Street Journal: Civility at Work Helps Everyone Get Ahead by Christine Porath


World Economic Forum: 10 companies that are great at empathy by Stéphanie Thomson


New York Times: Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment by Ruth Whippman


New York Magazine: Yes, Quitting Facebook May Make You Happier by Drake Baer


Psychology Today: Can You Be Vulnerable at Work? by Megan Dalla-Camina


Center for Positive Organizations: For a better workplace, make first moments matter feat. Jane Dutton


Harvard Business Review: If You Can’t Empathize with Your Employees, You’d Better Learn To by Annie McKee


Guardian: The pursuit of happiness: could a ‘happy city index’ end Bristol’s blues? by Arit Niranjan


The Positive Organization: Repairing Relationships at Work by Robert Quinn


New York Times: How Exercise Might Keep Depression at Bay by Gretchen Reynolds


Greater Good Science Center: How the Growth Mindset Can Increase Cooperation by Alex Shashkevich


Psychology Today: 7 Ways to Be Awe-Inspired in Everyday Life by Andy Tix


Psychology Today: Neuroscience Research Shows How Mood Impacts Perception by Susan Krauss Whitbourne


New York Magazine: How to (Kind of) Master Your Neuroticism by Drake Baer


New York Magazine: People Really Are Happier When the Sun Is Out Longer by Drake Baer


Psychology Today: Positive Thinking? Overrated by Samantha Boardman


Entrepreneur: 11 Habits of Truly Happy People by Travis Bradberry


New York Magazine: Power Reveals Who You Really Are by Melissa Dahl


Creativity Post: LinkedIn + Positive Psychology: Applying Science To The Way We Work by Stephanie Harrison


Huffington Post: Can You Create Positive Changes From The Bottom Up? (Interview with Chris White) by Michelle McQuaid

Greater Good Science Center: Five Science-Backed Strategies to Build Resilience by Kira Newman


Psychology Today: Positive Emotions and Wellbeing by Marianna Pogosyan


New York Times: The end of Relaxation by Sadie Stein


Huffington Post UK: Have More Conversations That Matter by Mark Williamson


APA.org: Growth after Trauma by Lorna Collier


Guardian: The placebo effect: is there something in it after all? Steve Connor


New York Magazine: Empathy Is Nice, But It’s Not Exactly Necessary by Melissa Dahl


New York Times: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded by The Dalai Lama & Arthur Brooks


New York Post: Are Mormons the happiest people in America? by Mackenzie Dawson


New York Times: Nudges That Help Struggling Students Succeed by David Kirp


Vox: The myth of self-control by Brian Resnick


Psychology Today: How to Have a Positive Powerful Presence by Marcia Reynolds


Psychology Today: Why Don’t We Trust Each Other More? by Nan Russell


Psychology Today: Emotions and Rationality in Leadership by Eyal Winter


New York Magazine: 3 Ways to Get Over ‘Status Quo Bias’ at Work by Drake Baer


Forbes: The Psychology Of Professional Purpose: How To Follow Your Calling by Caroline Beaton


Psychology Today: The Happiness Myth: Why the pursuit of Happiness will make you miserable by Atalanta Beaumont


Atlantic: How to Build a Happier Brain by Julie Beck


Guardian: Want to ‘train your brain’? Forget apps, learn a musical Instrument by Mo Costandi


New York Magazine: By the Way, You Don’t Have to Stop Power Posing by Melissa Dahl


Psychology Today: 3 Fascinating Discoveries About Laughter by Todd Kashdan


Quartz: Scientists explain how happiness makes us less creative by Ephrat Livni


Quartz: Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy by Lila MacLellan


The Positive Organization: The Choice to be Transformational by Robert Quinn


New York Magazine: Want to Make Better Decisions? Try ‘Temptation Bundling’ by Jesse Singal


Pursuit (University of Melbourne): Positive Psychology much more than Happyology by Katerine Smith (Interview with my MAPP Capstone advisor Peggy Kern)


Quartz: The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ is scientifically proven to improve your health by Ephrat Livni


Quartz: Positive psychology is rooted in the radical idea that you are not a problem to fix by Tim Lomas


Guardian: Our children are paying a high price for society’s vision of success by Tim Lott


Forbes: Five Behaviors Of People Who Are Happy At Work by Rebecca Newton


GQ: The World’s Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn’t Call Him That by Michael Paterniti


Psychology Today: The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About by Emma Seppälä


Mindful.org: How to Free Yourself from Your Personal Stories by Bob Stahl & Steve Flowers


Greater Good Science Center: People Who Trust Technology Are Happier by Deborah Yip


Heleo: Nir Eyal and Monica Worline on Why Cultivating Compassion is Crucial for Success in Business, no author


Science Daily: In the workplace, incivility begets incivility, new study shows, no author


BBC: School league tables ‘should show well-being’ by Sean Coughlin


New York Magazine: A Little Loneliness Can Be a Very Good Thing by Melissa Dahl


Psychology Today: Stoic Truths for a Digital World by John Sean Doyle


The Conversation: Can money buy you happiness? It’s complicated by Cathrine Jansson-Boyd


Inc: The Negative People in your Life are literally Killing you by Jessica Stillman


New York Times: The Art of Making (and Not Making) Plans by Verena von Pfetten


Fast Company: Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League by Stephanie Vozza


Huffington Post: In Defense of Doers by Chris White


Scientific American: Depressed? Do What You Love by Daisy Yuhas


Yahoo Finance: 99 Percent of Employees With High Well-Being and Organizational Support Say Their Employer Is a Good Place to Work, no author


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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