Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 19/2016

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

Guardian: Is grit the true secret of success? by Paula Cocozza


Quartz: The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy by Bell Beth Cooper


New York Magazine: Don’t Believe the Hype About Grit, Pleads the Scientist Behind the Concept by Melissa Dahl


NPR: How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success by Tara Haelle


Scientific American: Review of ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ by Scott Barry Kaufman


Greater Good Science Center: Why Do We Feel Awe? by Dacher Keltner


Atlantic: Self-esteem doesn’t work. Try self-compassion instead by Olga Khazan


Greater Good Science Center: Happy People Don´€™t Need to Feel Superior by Kira M. Newman


The Positive Organization: Adaptive Confidence by Robert Quinn


New York Magazine: You Could Probably Lift a Car, If You Really Needed To by Cari Romm


Harvard Business Review: Creative Job Titles Can Energize Workers, no author, yet feat. Adam Grant

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 17/2016

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

Guardian: How less stuff could make us happier – and fix stagnation by Katie Allen


New York Magazine: How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running by Melissa Dahl


Psychology Today: 7 Stress Relief Strategies You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less by Paula Davis-Laack


PsyBlog: The Emotion That ‘Vaccinates’ Us Against Impulsiveness and Poor Self-Control by Jeremy Dean


Atlantic: Harvard Just Launched a Center for Happiness by James Hamblin


Fast Company: The three rules of behavioral economics that can lead to success by David Hoffeld


Harvard Business Review: When economic Growth doesn’t make Countries happier by Selin Kesebir


Atlantic: The Three Types of Happiness by Olga Khazan


Atlantic: Why so many smart people aren’t happy by Joe Pisnker


Inc: Want to Be Happier? Ask Yourself This Question Every Morning by Chris Winfield

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 15/2016

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

Bakadesuyo: How To Be More Confident: 3 Secrets Backed By Research by Scott Barker


Fast Company: The Secret To Making Anxiety Work In Your Favor by Amy Cuddy


Sisu Lab: What’s Your 4-Minute Mile? by Emilia Lahti


Washington Post: Why this Wharton wunderkind wants leaders to replace their intuition with evidence by Jena McGregor


Fast Company: How to identify and get rid of the hidden beliefs that could be holding you back by Gwen Moran


Washington Post: The surprisingly easy way to reduce your anxiety by Amy Ellis Nutt


Guardian: Forget mindfulness, stop trying to find yourself and start faking it by Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh


New York Times: Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success by Julie Scelfo


Harvard Business Review: Good Bosses create more Wellness than Wellness plans do by Emma Seppälä


Forbes: Becoming The Kind Of Leader You Would Want To Follow by Brett Steenbarger


Science Daily: Can money buy happiness? maybe, if you spend it according to your personality type, no author

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 10/16

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

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

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 3/16

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

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

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10 Positive Psychology People to follow in the News

  1. IMG_3802Brett Steenbarger regularly writes on Forbes about the psychology of stock trading and manages to sneak in little gems of Positive Psychology very frequently.
  2. Jessica Amortegui is a management coach and was in my Penn MAPP class. She covers the use of Positive Psychology in business on Fast Company.
  3. Emily Esfahani Smith was an assistant instructor in my Penn MAPP class. She´s a full-time journalist/writer and publishes beautifully crafted, Positive Psychology-influenced pieces via The Atlantic (among other media outlets).
  4. Dan Bowling also was an assistant instructor in my Penn MAPP class. In his former life, he was the SVP of Human Resources at Coca-Cola. He frequently publishes pieces on talent management seen through the lens of Positive Psychology.
  5. Emma Seppälä is the Associate Director of Stanford´s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and runs the website Fulfillment Daily – but also publishes regularly on Psychology Today and the Harvard Business Review, mostly on the benefits of mindfulness and compassion.
  6. Todd Kashdan is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. His work was featured in The New York Times and Washington Post, among other news outlets. He regularly blogs for Psychology Today on a wide range of Positive Psychology topics.
  7. Shelley Prevost is, among other things, partner at a venture capital firm. She writes Positive Psychology-influenced pieces on the workplace for Inc.
  8. Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and author who frequently covers Positive Psychology topics for The Guardian.
  9. Giovanni Rodriguez also writes for Forbes, on a wide array of topics, oftentimes on the intersection of Positive Psychology and tech.
  10. Drake Baer writes for Business Insider, covering, among other things, self-help and personal success topics. He often cites Positive Psychology research in his articles.

Bonus

CNN runs a series of articles by the name of Project Happy.

If you know any other interesting writers that regularly publish Positive Psychology stuff on big news outlets (not their own blogs), please leave a comment below this article.