Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 9/16

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

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

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 7/16

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

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


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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.